Exploration data sets are generally expressed in time (seismic data) and depth (well data) and it is up to the interpreter to make them speaking the same language. Depending on the quality and quantity of the data there are different options, not only one way to proceed. The objective of this course is to deliver a practical understanding of seismic velocity and depth conversion to avoid or minimise geometrical distortions (reservoir size and/or structural false shape) in order to predict best well location. The strength of the course is that theory is strictly linked to exercises and real case studies about the typical velocity types and their meanings. Participants will understand and compare the methods of velocity representation and use them for depth conversion.
Course Level: Skill Instructor: Maurizio Ercoli and Maria Enrica Mazzella
Designed for you, if you are...
A graduate or new hired geologist, geophysicist or seismic interpreter involved in the exploration team, keen to understand the theory of velocity models and how to convert seismic data from time to depth domain properly and in accordance with geological contexts
How we build your confidence
Practical paper-based workshop with exercises and case study examples
Discussion of different velocity models and their use and suitability
Case histories that demonstrate the importance of a good depth conversion in terms of reservoir analysis