Seismic Reservoir Characterization in Oil & Gas Exploration

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Online - Virtual , 20240709 09 - Jul - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Kigali - Rwanda , 20240930 30 - Sep - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241112 12 - Nov - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241202 02 - Dec - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


This course covers fundamentals of Rock Physics ranging from basic laboratory and theoretical results to practical “recipes” that can be immediately applied in the field. We will present quantitative tools for understanding and predicting diagnostic seismic signatures of deposition, diagenesis, lithology, pore fluid saturation, stress, pore pressure and temperature, and fractures. We will present case studies and strategies for quantitative seismic interpretation and, suggestions for more effectively employing seismic-to-rock properties transform in reservoir characterization and monitoring, with emphasis on seismic interpretation and uncertainty quantification for lithology and subsurface fluid detection. The course is recommended for all geophysicists, reservoir geologists, seismic interpreters, and engineers concerned with reservoir characterization, reservoir delineation, hydrocarbon detection, reservoir development and recovery monitoring.

The main objective of this course is to provide Exploration & Development professionals with the opportunity to develop hands-on experience of various Seismic Reservoir Characterization techniques. It will cover all Seismic approaches from fundamental theoretical background to high-level real work information/techniques.


By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Determine Seismic data Phase & Polarity
  • Determine Seismic Wavelet Sensitivity
  • Determine Seismic to Well Tie Sensitivity
  • Apply RGB Color-Blending Spectral Analysis vs. Full Bandwidth Conventional Seismic
  • Analyse VSP data & Make Velocity
  • Build Velocity Models & Make Depth Conversion Sensitivity
  • Estimating HCIIP, COS &
  • Separating between Fluid & Lithology using different methodologies; AVO, Inversion and other techniques.
  • Generate Seismic Impedance Cube & Facies Cube (Gas Sand, Water Sand & Shale/Background).
  • Extract a Gas-Sand & Water-Sand Geobodies from Seismic
  • Analyse all the data to optimize the best Well
  • Evaluate and mature new Plays &
  • Search for new Opportunities in Brown Fields.


This course is designed for all Oil industry Technical Professionals, and will cover from fundamental theoretical background to high-level real work information/techniques/workshops.

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Seismic Interpreters
  • Geophysicists
  • Geologists
  • Geo-Modelers
  • Petrophysicists
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Technical Support Personnel
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers


The course will not only be presented by showing and interpreting the material in detail but also the participants will work together using real Seismic data to apply all the workflow and to project their previous knowledge and experience onto the course, they are also encouraged to bring their own data so that real working examples can be reviewed and interpreted.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Seismic data Concepts/ Fundamentals

  • KeyTopics:

    • Seismic Waves (Wave Propagation – Wave fronts & Ray-paths for Isotropic/Anisotropic medium– Wave Types – Basic Seismic Principles & Laws).
    • Seismic Rock Properties (Elastic Properties – Seismic Properties – Anisotropic Properties).
    • Seismic Methods (Seismic Reflection & Seismic Refraction).
    • Seismic Wavelet (Seismic Wave Elements – Wavelet Types).
    • Seismic data Phase & Polarity
    • Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators (DHI).
    • Vertical Resolution, Tuning Thickness &
    • Lateral Resolution & Fresnel Zone

Module 2 - 2D/3D/4D Conventional - Broadband Seismic Data Acquisition & Processing

  • KeyTopics:

    • 2D/3D/4D Onshore Conventional & Broadband Seismic data Acquisition
    • 2D/3D/4D Offshore Conventional & Broadband Seismic data
    • Undershooting & Ocean Bottom Cable (OBC).
    • Offshore Geo-Hazard Site Survey & Seabed
    • Bore-Hole Seismic & Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP).
    • Convolutional Model of the
    • Seismic Processing Workflow & main concepts.

Module 3 - Seismic Reservoir Characterization Part-1 (Seismic Wavelet Determination & 3D Full - Specific Bandwidth Seismic Attributes)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Statistical & Deterministic Wavelet
    • Wavelet Extraction Sensitivity
    • Checkshot (CS) data QC & Velocity
    • Well to Seismic Tie (Synthetics) Sensitivity
    • Structural & Stratigraphic
    • Full Band-Width Conventional Seismic Attributes & DHI
    • Specific Band-Width Spectral Decomposition
    • Red-Green-Blue (RGB) Color-Blending.

Module 4 - Seismic Reservoir Characterization Part-2 (Time to Depth Conversion, HCIIP Estimation, AVO, Inversion & Fluid-Lithology Separation)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Depth Conversion using different methods, Velocity Models building & Sensitivity
    • Statistical & Deterministic Volumetrics / Hydrocarbon-In-Place (HCIIP)
    • Prospect Evaluation & Chance/Probability of Success (COS/POS)
    • Risked & Recoverable Hydrocarbon-In-Place (HCIIP)
    • Amplitude Variation with Offset (AVO)
    • Rock-Physics Cross Plots & Inversion Feasibility
    • Pre-Stack Inversion & Post-Stack Inversion
    • Fluid & lithology Separation.

Module 5 - Seismic Reservoir Characterization Part-3 (From Seismic cube to Facies cube to generate Gas-Sand & Water-Sand Geobodies)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Converting Seismic Cube to Inverted Impedance
    • Converting Inverted Impedance cube to Seismic Facies Cube (Gas Sand – Water Sand – Shale /background).
    • Generating Gas Sand & Water-Sand Geobodies from Seismic
    • Geo-Hazard Analysis over proposed well
    • Optimizing the best Well Location using integrated geophysical
    • Round Table & Discussion.

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