N485 Advanced Seismic Interpretation
N485 Advanced Seismic Interpretation
This course is designed to strengthen key interpretation skills and add tools to the interpreter’s workflow. The strengthening of these skills and added tools will enable participants to improve success rates and decrease drilling risks and costs by reducing structural, stratigraphic and fluid uncertainty.
Topics include the creative use of seismic attributes to extract stratigraphic detail and rock property information from 3D data, quantitative interpretation techniques applicable to unconventional reservoirs, and tools for reservoir management. A key theme is understanding the importance of geophysical data and consciously communicating the value of these data to the team.
This is a four-day classroom course using lectures, exercises, software demonstrations and case histories derived from real-world examples of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs to strengthen interpretation skills.
Participants will learn to:
Recent advances in seismic technology now provide seismic interpreters with advanced tools for risk and resource assessment, and for characterizing reservoirs. The materials covered in this class are designed to help practicing interpreters construct interpretation workflows to extract the information necessary to make good business decisions and to convey their ideas to management. Topics covered are summarized below.
Unconventional reservoir applications
Presenting your ideas to team members and management
Practicing seismic interpreters who wish to improve their interpretation skills and gain awareness of interpretation workflows focusing on stratigraphic interpretation, unconventional reservoir analysis and reservoir management.
This course builds on skills introduced in N085 (Introduction to Seismic Interpretation). Participants will benefit the most if they have attended N085, or a similar course, and have experience interpreting 3D data using a seismic workstation.
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Since 1992 Rachel has worked for BHP Petroleum in Melbourne, Occidental Petroleum in Houston, Exxon Mobil in Houston, Veritas DGC in Calgary, Nexen Inc in Calgary, Nexen Petroleum UK in London and Cairn Energy in Edinburgh. While at Cairn Energy, Rachel participated in the frontier exploration of West Greenland before taking on the role of Exploration Manager for the Mediterranean and North Africa. On returning to Canada in 2013, to get back to the great outdoors, Rachel started Racian Ventures Ltd and acts as Consultant Geophysicist to international exploration companies.
Rachel is the co-author of the SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #13, Fundamentals of Geophysical Interpretation with Laurence Lines, a contributor to both 52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics and 52 Things You Should Know About Rock Physics, and has presented at a variety of conferences and technical luncheons.
While not working or volunteering in the geoscience community, Rachel is travelling, motorcycling, skiing or enjoying fine wine with her partner Ian. They are based in Alberta, Canada.
Affiliations and Accreditation
PhD University of Calgary, Canada - Exploration Seismology
BSc Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand - Applied Geophysics (Honours)
BSc Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand - Geology
SEG - Member
AAPG - Member
EAGE - Member
APEGA - P. Geoph, P. Geol
CSEG - Member and President (2015 - 2016)
N040: Interpretation of 3D Seismic Data
N085: Introduction to Seismic Interpretation
N165: Fundamental Concepts of Seismic Techniques
N485: Advanced Seismic Interpretation
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