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  • 3-D and 4-D Seismic

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces 3-D seismic techniques used in exploration and reservoir delineation. Describes operations involved in 3-D surveys, including field work, processing and interpretation.

    Description:

    Introduces 3-D seismic techniques used in exploration and reservoir delineation. Describes operations involved in 3-D surveys, including field work, processing and interpretation.
    Presents a comprehensive look at 3-D techniques, including acquisition, processing and interpretation. Discusses acquisition methods and quality control for land and marine surveys. Addresses velocity analyses, trace binning, NMO and migration. Examines time slices, chair displays and other 3-D displays. Illustrates role and capabilities of the workstation in 3-D interpretation. 4-D Seismic, also known as time-lapse monitoring is intended to highlight the differences between successive vintages of 3-D seismic surveys that are caused by changes in reservoir properties due to production.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Content: 

    • 3-D Seismic Techniques: An Overview
    • 3-D Seismic Data Acquisition
    • 3-D Seismic Data Processing
    • 3-D Interpretation Basics
    • 3-D Interpretation in Practice
    • Overview of 3-D Volume Visualization
    • 4-D Seismic Applications
    • 3-D and 4-D Seismic: Exercises
    • 3-D and 4-D Seismic: References and Additional Information

    0.30 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Microseismic Studies of Reservoirs

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course introduces the basics of using microseismic surveys to study hydrocarbon reservoirs.

    Description:

    This course introduces the basics of using microseismic surveys to study hydrocarbon reservoirs. A microseismic survey is a 3D technology used to monitor subsurface processes by analyzing microearthquakes. Microearthquakes occur when production, injection or hydraulic fracturing cause changes in the pore pressure of a hydrocarbon reservoir that trigger slippage on bedding planes or fractures. The course begins with basic topics required to understand microseismic events and then discusses applications of microseismic surveys. Among the applications are monitoring fracture stimulation operations and relating production to microseismic data. The course includes examples, exercises and offers a list of digital papers for those interested in more information about a particular topic.

    Duration: 5 hours, 20 minutes

    Content: 

    • Applications for Microseismic Surveys
    • Anatomy of Microseismic Events
    • Relating Stress and Pore Pressure to Microseismic Events
    • Failure Criteria for Microearthquakes
    • Getting a First Velocity Model for Event Location
    • Updating the Velocity Using Microseismic Events
    • Source Mechanisms of Microearthquakes
    • Interpreting Microseismic Patterns and Source Mechanism Evolution
    • Monitoring Shale Gas Through Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Microseismic Monitoring Reservoirs without Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Estimating Reservoir Properties using Microseismic Events
    • Determining the Best Interval for Production
    • Surface Seismic Compliment to Microseismic Surveys
    • The Future of Microseismic Developments
    • Microseismic: Exercises
    • Microseismic: References and Additional Information

    0.53 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Hydraulic Fracturing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces fundamental concepts of hydraulic fracturing and describes the tools, equipment, materials and procedures involved in hydraulic fracturing treatments.

    Description:

    Introduces fundamental concepts of hydraulic fracturing and describes the tools, equipment, materials and procedures involved in hydraulic fracturing treatments. Discusses theoretical and practical aspects of job design, execution and evaluation, including case studies and examples of successful treatments.

    Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes

    Content: Hydraulic Fracturing Fundamentals

    • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids
    • Proppants
    • Fracturing Equipment and Operations
    • Fracture Treatment Design
    • Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Evaluation

    0.65 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Risk Analysis Applied to Petroleum Investments

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces concepts of risk and uncertainty as they apply to the oil and gas industry

    Description:

    Introduces concepts of risk and uncertainty as they apply to the oil and gas industry. Describes risk analysis models, measures of profitability and other decision-making tools. Reviews principles of probability distribution and introduces the Monte Carlo simulation model. Presents procedures for running simulation models using @RISK software. Discusses the role of competitive bidding in the petroleum industry.

    Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

    Content: 

    • Risk Analysis Fundamentals
    • Probability Distributions
    • Monte Carlo Simulation Models
    • Competitive Bidding
    • Risk Analysis Applied to Petroleum Investments: References and Additional Information

    0.17 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Introduction to Unconventional Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This topic reviews the categories of unconventional oil and gas resources such as shale reservoirs, tight gas sands, coal bed methane, and heavy oil.

    Description:

    This topic reviews the categories of unconventional oil and gas resources such as shale reservoirs, tight gas sands, coal bed methane, and heavy oil. Development, field development, and specialized processes applied to each of these categories are also discussed. Finally, the estimation of available resources and reserves estimations is examined for each category and several case studies are provided.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Content: 

    • Introduction to Unconventional Resource Types
    • Introduction to Unconventional Resource Development
    • Shale Reservoirs
    • Tight Gas Sands and Their Development
    • Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs and Their Development
    • Extra-Heavy Oil Resources

    0.70 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Seismic Data Acquisition

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: understand the primary principles of seismic survey design, identify the basic concepts and field operations involved in seismic data acquisition, contrast differences between 2-D and 3-D acquisition, describe key elements of marine vs. non-marine acquisition, evaluate horizontal and vertical seismic resolution, and evaluate practical considerations in survey design. .

    Description:

    Select the most favorable seismic acquisition configuration for the area of interest. Select source and receiver array for proposed survey. Evaluate trade-off between 2-D and 3-D acquisition for the exploration objective. Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: understand the primary principles of seismic survey design, identify the basic concepts and field operations involved in seismic data acquisition, contrast differences between 2-D and 3-D acquisition, describe key elements of marine vs. non-marine acquisition, evaluate horizontal and vertical seismic resolution, and evaluate practical considerations in survey design. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Analyzing the prospect
    • Areal Extent
    • Group and Source Intervals
    • Marine Constraints



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Seismic Survey Design

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Describe environmental factors that require modification to normal marine/non-marine seismic data acquisition. Include access, water depth, surface terrain, noise and obstructions.

    Description:

    Describe environmental factors that require modification to normal marine/non-marine seismic data acquisition. Include access, water depth, surface terrain, noise and obstructions. Indicate appropriate source, receiver or geometries considerations for each case. List non-conventional seismic survey types and their application. List non-conventional source and receiver types and their application. List source and receiver limitations for a transition zone seismic survey. Describe possible shooting solutions for seismic acquisition in an existing field with obstructions. Describe exploration reasons for shear wave acquisition. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Project #1: Choosing source and receivers in transition zones
    • Project #1: Implementation techniques and limitations
    • Project #2: Choosing source and receivers in access limited areas
    • Project #2: Shooting solutions in zones with limited access and obstacles.
    • Project #3: Identify important aspects of shear wave acquisition



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Seismic Data Processing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Design the seismic processing sequence by selecting the appropriate processing methods

    Description:

    Design the seismic processing sequence by selecting the appropriate processing methods. Perform the data processing and quality control, and work with the interpreter to make sure that the outcome truly reflects the geological characteristics of the area. Describe the basic seismic processing sequence from pre-processing and deconvolution through stacking and velocity analysis, to migration and post-processes. Understand the application of different types of deconvolution, velocity analyses and migration techniques. Review processing steps in the context of the objectives of the seismic interpretation.  

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Initial processes
    • Deconvolution and filtering
    • Velocity analysis and NMO correction
    • Static correction and Residual correction
    • Stacking and Seismic Migration



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Wellbore Seismic

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Evaluate the applicability of wellbore seismic technology to a particular well.

    Description:

    Evaluate the applicability of wellbore seismic technology to a particular well. Determine the need for check shot survey, synthetic seismogram, vertical seismic profiling (VSP) and cross-well tomography. Use seismic sections, petrophysics and geological information to determine the wellbore seismic program. Identify the applicability of a wellbore seismic program for the exploration objective and acquisition configurations for different wellbore seismic techniques. Describe the acquisition and QC of the check shot survey / VSP. Describe the generation and QC of a synthetic seismogram from well logs and check shot data. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Synthetic Seismogram Project; Part 1: Data loading and QC
    • Synthetic Seismogram Project; Part 2: Generation
    • Zero Offset VSP Project; Part 1: Design and Acquisition
    • Zero Offset VSP Project; Part 2: Processing
    • Zero Offset VSP Project; Part 3: Time-Depth Correlation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • 2-D Seismic Interpretation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Evaluate seismic sections to interpret chronostratigraphic units and structural elements.

    Description:

    Evaluate seismic sections to interpret chronostratigraphic units and structural elements. Use the techniques of seismic interpretation to pick horizons and faults over an interval of interest. Tie existing well information to the seismic section using a synthetic seismogram. Combine the seismic interpretation and well data to create a seismic time map. Tie well information to the seismic section using the synthetic seismogram or check shot survey. Identify major reflections in the seismic data set. Enumerate criteria for picking faults based on the regional structural style. Describe conformable and unconformable seismic reflection geometry. Describe the steps to complete a seismic time map. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Seismic well tie
    • Identify fault types and regional structure types
    • Identify major reflections / Describe conformable and unconformable seismic reflection geometry
    • Identify potential plays
    • Further Acquisition and processing
    • Mapping seismic events.



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00