Advanced 3D Seismic Interpretation

Formation pressure prediction and evaluation is a safety critical task. This course provides you with the fundamental skills required for pre-well prediction and subsequent real-time evaluation of subsurface pressures (overburden, fracture and pore pressures) using a variety of direct and indirect methods. It will also introduce you to the basics of wellbore stability analysis and describe how recognition of the pore pressure generation method is so important for prediction and evaluation.

This is a comprehensive course using the basic models of geology, rock-mechanics and hydrodynamics to predict and appraise subsurface geopressure and, consequently, evaluate your prospect risk pre-and post-drilling.

Participants will learn how to calculate and run their own pore pressure (PP) prediction and analyses, based on a geo-scientific foundation, rather than software design.The course applies a new method of calculating pore pressure and also discusses some of the pitfalls related to specific widely used applications.

The course proceeds from the known (measured pp) to the unknown (predicted pp). It explains the development of the subsurface geopressure compartments with depth and their impact on hydrocarbon entrapments, drilling prognoses and risk assessment.

Top Learning Objectives

  • To provide participants with a sound understanding of the various evaluation techniques to enable them to select the appropriate methods for their environment
  • Understand principles, quality, editing and response characteristics of the major open hole logging devices
  • Understand the differences and application of the effective and total porosity systems using the Archie, Simandoux, Indonesian, Waxman Smits, Dual Water and Juhasz saturation equations
  • Practice the various crossplot methods that can be applied to determine clay volume, lithology and assist in hydrocarbon differentiation Understand capillary pressure curves and saturation height functions
  • Learn how probabilistic interpretation methods can be applied in complex formations
  • Use various statistical techniques and logging tool responses to estimate permeability
  • Apply uncertainty analysis and appropriate cut-off methods for volumetric calculations
  • Be aware of the logging methods that can be applied in the cased hole environment
  • Understand the response relationships between petrophysical measurements and seismic interpretation
  • Be introduced to the techniques that can be applied in unconventional resources

Who Should Attend?

This program is developed for those who are working on interpreting log data from low resistivity, thin bedded sequences. This program is also for those who will benefi t from understanding the analysis of petrophysical data during exploration and development stage.

  • Petrophysicists
  • Log Analysts
  • Exploration Geoscientists
  • Development Geoscientists
  • Subsurface Managers

Event Details

8th – 10th July 2019
Makati, Philippines