Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Bandung, Indonesia
Start13 Apr 2020
End17 Apr 2020
Discipline Geophysics
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,500.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom

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Borehole Seismic Technology

Borehole Seismic data provides the critical depth and velocity parameters needed to link seismic data with downhole log and well data.

Borehole seismic tools have evolved from single-component sensors to modern seismic arrays. These moden tools, when combined with the latest technology in seismic source quality, navigational positioning, and computational abilities, can deliver in real time high-resolution borehole seismic images that extend beyond the wellbore or into the interwell volume to reduce risk in drilling and development decisions

This course provides a review of the latest tools, technologies, and applications of borehole seismic technology. A discussion of survery design and modeling is also included. This will provide an understanding of the applications of Borehole Seismic Data to Exploration, Reservoir Description, and Production.

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Geophysical Principles

    The seismic method-seismic response-basic concepts-reflection and refraction-velocity-seismogram -borehole vs surface seismic-types of borehole seismic.

    Sources and Tools

    Impulsive Sources (Airguns) - control systems - Non-impulsive sources (Vibros). Borehole seismic tools, classifications, characteristics - CSI and VSI

    Day 2

    Checkshot Sonic Calibration and Well Tie

    Velocities - The Sonic Tool - Sonic Scanner - Checkshot Survey - Drift - Sonic Calibration and Synthetic Seismogram

    VSP Processing

    Multiples - Processing Sequence - Stacking, Normalization & Filtering - Upgoing and Downgoing Energy - Deconvolution - Corridor Stack

    Day 3

    VSP Processing - Anisotropy and AVO

    Phase Matching - estimation of Q-Factor - concepts of anisotropy - Thomsen Parameters - AVO calibration - parameters from walkaway and walkaround VSP - parameters from other sources

    VSP Imaging

    Offset VSP coverage - Data Processing - NMO/CDP mapping - GRT migration - Walkaway VSP coverage - VSP in deviated wells - 2D and 3D VSP

    Day 4

    Survey Design and Modeling

    Practical and theoretical modeling concerns - basic modeling - ray tracing modeling

    Reservoir, Production, and Drilling Applications

    Salt proximity surveys - Aplanatic method - Deeplook CS - Time-Lapse BHS surveys - single well survey - seismic while drilling (SWD) - Look-ahead VSP - Borehole Microseismic surveys

    Day 5



    Case Histories

  • Topics

    Geophysical Principles

    Sources and Tools

    Check-shot/Sonic Calibration and Well Tie

    VSP Processing

    Anisotropy and AVO

    VSP Imaging

    Survey Design and Modeling

    Reservoir, Production & Drilling Applications

    Examples, Exercises, and Case Histories

  • Audience

    Geologists and Geophysicists who need an understanding of the principles, uses, and applications of Borehole Seismic Data

  • Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of Geology and of the Geophysical method

  • Prerequisites

  • Location


    Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia. Located 768 m (2,520 ft) above sea level, Bandung has relatively year-around cooler temperature than most other Indonesian cities

    Bandung Sky Line

    Bandung is renowned for its large stock of Dutch colonial architecture; most notably the tropical Art Deco architectural style. The modern and native architectural blending was followed by several Dutch architects that have shaped the city landmarks. In the 1930s, Bandung was known also as the city of architecture laboratory because of many Dutch architects made some experiments with new architectural designs.

    Bandung has served for popular weekend-break destination for people living in Jakarta for many reasons. The cooler climate of highland plantation area, the varieties of food, the cheaper fashion shops located in factory outlets and distros, golf courses, and the friendliness of local people have become the main attraction of the city.

    Bandung Husein Sastranegara International Airport serves direct flights to Batam, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Denpasar, Palembang and Padang and also international services from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Changi Airport. The airport is located nearby the Dirgantara aerospace complex and Dirgantara Fairground.

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    • Timezone : GMT+07:00, Bangkok (Bangkok)
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