The overall objective of this program is to deliver geophysics professionals the key concepts, principles and technologies essential to exploration. Practical issues, and pitfalls which affect the application of geophysical data and information in E&P workflows are discussed. Learning objectives progress from basic awareness to advanced knowledge levels The program is a combination of domain, software and blended courses
Description of course progression
- At Foundation level, Introduction to Geophysics focuses on a practical understanding of seismic acquisition, processing, imaging, interpretation and prediction of geological and petrophysical properties from seismic. Practical aspects of seismic interpretation are covered with examples that involve seismic structural mapping, stratigraphic analysis, and amplitude/attribute methods. These learnings are reinforced with Petrel software training that focuses on Geophysical workflows.
- At Skill level, topics central to geophysical exploration workflows are addressed; this is a very practical stage, with much of the training (Interpretation, AVO and Inversion, Depth Conversion and well tie) being addressed in blended courses which are mix of theory and practical. Theory on structure and stratigraphy is also provided. This knowledge allows for accurate interpretation of the subsurface and estimation of potential reservoirs based on typical seismic response.
- At Advanced level, The relationship between rock physics, geomechanics and acoustic response delivers the integrated understanding for a geophysicist to perform the necessary tasks related to exploration. Complex software tasks such as Quantitative Interpretation (advanced inversion and modeling) and ray tracing are addressed.