5-day Short Course: Seismic Inversion and Rock Physics (5-9 January 2015)



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Dr. Mrinal K. Sen and Dr. Kyle T. Spikes

5-9 January 2015 at UT-Austin

$500/person for individuals from membership companies (Coffee, breakfast, and lunch provided daily)
$2500/person for individuals from non-membership companies

The EDGER Forum is offering a 5 day short course on the topic of integration of seismic inversion and rock physics for reservoir characterization. The rate for individuals from member companies will be $500. Limited space for individuals from potential member companies is available for $2,500 per delegate.  Coffee, breakfast, and lunch provided daily as well as catered dinner on Thursday.

The course is open to consortium members to attend the weeklong class, limited space is available for potential new members.  Mrinal Sen and Kyle Spikes will co-instruct, using their expertise in inverse theory and rock properties. The morning sessions will consist of lectures and background information. Hands-on exercises will be the focus in the afternoon sessions. These exercises will be based on well log and seismic data provided from the EDGER Forum.

* Because a minimum number of participants will be required, we recommend waiting until after the registration deadline before booking travel and accommodation.


  • Introduction to seismic reservoir characterization
  • Seismic wave propagation and modeling fundamentals
  • Rock physics basis of seismic velocity
  • The connection between seismic velocity and fluid flow
  • Seismic and reservoir resolutions, optimal grids, and scaling issues
  • Fundamentals of geostatistics fundamentals
  • Seismic attributes and facies
  • Seismic Inversion, poststack and prestack
  • Use of seismic, well log, core, pressure test and other data in reservoir model building
  • Neural networks and multi-attributes
  • Basic statistics, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations, and stochastic inversion
  • Uncertainty in reservoir models using Bayesian probability
  • 4D seismic analysis


  • Synthetic seismic data generation from well logs and fluid substitution.
  • Poststack inversion
  • Simultaneous prestack inversion
  • Bayesian rock property mapping