5-day Short Course: Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Characterization

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

The EDGER Forum is offering a 5 day short course on the topic of integration of seismic inversion and rock physics for reservoir characterization.  Originally scheduled for the summer, we have postponed this short course until January 2015 (dates TBD). 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.

We are targeting new hires from our consortium members to attend the weeklong class.  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.

TOPICS

  • 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

HANDS-ON EXERCISES

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

RATES

$500/person for individuals from membership companies

$2500/person for individuals from non-membership companies

Coffee, breakfast, and lunch provided daily.

 

DATES

January 2015, specific dates TBD, at UT-Austin

Please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED ONCE COURSE DATES HAVE BEEN SET.