Rock Physics for Quantitative Interpretation: How to think like a rock physicist - 2 Days Course

June 15 - 16, 2023

Course Outline:

Rock physics is a key element of quantitative interpretation. Rock physics is used through all stages of the seismic reservoir characterisation workflow, from quality control on petrophysical evaluation to interpretation of elastic properties from seismic inversion.  The course will focus on practical application rather than theory. Using a broad range of real data examples, the methods, benefits and limitations of applying rock physics will be explored.

The main aim of the course is to teach attendees how to think like a rock physicist.

This course will:

  • Provide the attendee with the knowledge to participate actively and intelligently in Quantitative Interpretation studies.
  • Cover the basics of rock physics by examining the link between reservoir properties and seismic amplitudes via the elastic properties of the rocks.
  • Include a detailed exploration of the critical seismic petrophysics workflow – petrophysics, rock physics and well tie – involving the understanding the rocks, preparing logs for integration with seismic, rock physics modelling, fluid substitution and more.
  • Discuss the use of rock physics for the interpretation of seismic amplitudes through seismic inversion.

Who should attend:

  • This course that would benefit all professionals in the Oil and Gas sector involved in the use of seismic data for understanding the subsurface.
  • This includes seismic processors, petrophysicists, seismic interpreters, quantitative interpreters, geophysicists and geologists.
  • The course is aimed at a beginner to intermediate rock physics level.
  • No prior rock physics knowledge is required.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understanding the link between reservoir properties and seismic amplitudes
  • How to prepare logs for integration with seismic data
  • How to select and apply rock physics models
  • How to quality control data and processes
  • Rock physics rules of thumb
Course Location
Show Course Outline
Session 1
Introduction and Basics
Session 2
Seismic Petrophysics I
Session 3
Seismic Petrophysics II
Session 4
Inversion and Interpretation
Session 5
Session 6
Rock physics
Session 7
Session 8
Session 9
Absolute versus Relative
Session 10
Low Frequency Models
Session 11
Session 12
Facies based inversion
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