N443 Essentials of Geophysics
N443 Essentials of Geophysics
This course is an introduction to geophysical technologies currently being applied to solve petroleum exploration and production problems. Participants will learn how projects are executed, how certain tools might be used to evaluate projects, and be exposed to terminology that will facilitate multidisciplinary teamwork.
This is a one-day classroom course with lectures and exercises. Participants will work through a simple seismic interpretation problem on paper.
Participants will learn to:
This course is designed for engineers, supervisors, and those who would like to have a better understanding of how geophysical data is acquired and analyzed, and how it might impact oil and gas projects.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Participants should have a general understanding of petroleum industry terms and practices.
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John has over 40 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry and is currently Technical Manager for Nautilus geophysical programs in North America. During his career, John worked as a seismic interpreter for Texaco, a geophysical project manager for The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, and he served in the role of Chief Geophysicist for Burlington Resources. John retired from Burlington Resources in 2005 as General Manager of Exploration responsible for the company’s exploration activities in the US, Latin America, the UK, Algeria, and China. While working as Chief Geophysicist, John was also responsible for training and career development for Burlington’s geoscience professionals. Since 2005, John has also worked as a consultant to independent oil and gas companies and also national oil companies assisting them with various project management issues.
In addition to his passion for teaching seismic interpretation, John enjoys travel, biking, and hiking. John also taught scuba diving classes for many years.
John and his wife Cheri live in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Affiliations and Accreditation
MS Business Administration
BS Physics and Mathematics
AAPG - Member
N080: Geophysics for Subsurface Professionals
N085: Introduction to Seismic Interpretation
N165: Fundamental Concepts of Seismic Techniques
N250: Evaluation Methods for Shale Reservoirs
N281: Introduction to Seismic Interpretation for Exploration and Production
N394: 3D Seismic Interpretation Workflow
N408: Seismic Imaging for Coal
N420: Introduction to Seismic Interpretation for Coal Mining
N443: Essentials of Geophysics
John is a contributer to the following courses:
N092: Reservoir Geophysics
N286: Seismic Acquisition Principles and Practice
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