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IMODE 101: Petroleum Seismology

Class Information
  • Instructor: Luc Ikelle
  • Textbook
  • Introduction to Petroleum Seismology by L. Ikelle and L. Amundsen (ISBN: 1-56080-129-8)
  • Regular Price: $850 US
  • Student Price: $450 US
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Computer Requirements: None

Upcoming Class Information

Date: TBA
Location: Houston, TX
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Detailed Overview

Our objective in this course is to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the present challenges of the petroleum seismology. We also describe some of the emerging solutions to these challenges.

The course is intended for people interested in developing a general understanding of petroleum seismology and its presents and potential contributions to the world's energy security. This group includes scientists without a petroleum seismology background, oil and gas investors, oil and gas managers, and R&D geophysicists.

Course Outline

The Bottom Line of Petroleum Seismology

  • Petroleum traps
  • How does petroleum seismology work?

Present and Future Challenges of Petroleum Seismology

  • Exploring stratigraphic traps
  • Exploring the subsalt
  • Exploring the sub-basalt
  • Exploring the Arctic and enironmental challenges
  • Pteroleum seismology in oil and gas production

Marine Towed-Streamer Seismics

  • Acquisition geometry, swell noise, particle velocity
  • Towed-streamer data: Shot, receiver, midpoint, and offset gathers
  • Towed-streamer data: Migrated data

Ocean-Bottom Seismics (OBS)

  • Acquisition geometry: 4C-OBS data
  • Ocean-bottom data: Shot, receiver, midpoint, and offset gathers
  • Ocean-bottom data: Migrated data
  • Some of the benefits of 4C technology

Land Surface Seismics

  • Contrasting land and marine acquisitions
  • Surface waves
  • Land-data: Shot, receiver, midpoint, and offset gathers
  • Land data: Migrated data

Technological Advances

  • Processing of non-Gaussian data, higher-order statistics
  • Automated data processing
  • Multi-shooting
  • Sensor technology, including virtual arrays
  • Measurements while drilling
  • Material sciences

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