SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course
| The SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight-hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest. The SEG DISC is presented at over 25 locations each year around the world. Established in 1998, the DISC has attracted over 27,000 participants in its 15-year history. Selection as the DISC instructor is viewed as a major honor and recognition of excellence by the SEG. The instructor is a prominent geophysicist whose work and presentation appeal to a wide audience ranging from students and professionals.
Preview of the 2013 DISC Tour
2013 SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course
*A one-day course touring worldwide in 2013.
Making a Difference with 4D: Practical Applications of Time-Lapse Seismic Data
David H. Johnston, ExxonMobil
Time-lapse (4D) seismic technology is a key enabler for improved hydrocarbon recovery and more cost-effective field operations. By analyzing differences of multiple seismic surveys acquired over a producing reservoir and by integrating with conventional reservoir monitoring data, 4D seismic data provides valuable insight on dynamic reservoir properties such as fluid saturation, pressure and temperature. Changes in these reservoir properties that occur during hydrocarbon production are identified and quantified by 4D analysis and used to identify areas of bypassed and undrained pay and to improve geological and engineering models. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the fundamentals of 4D seismic technology, starting from its role in field lifecycle planning and then through seismic acquisition, processing, and analysis. However, a primary focus of the course is interpretation and data integration. Case study examples will be used to demonstrate key concepts and will be drawn upon to demonstrate the range of interpretation methods currently employed by the industry and the diversity of geological settings and production scenarios where 4D is making a difference.
Who should attend?
4D seismic interpretation is inherently integrative, drawing upon geophysical, geological, and reservoir engineering data and concepts. As a result, this course is appropriate for individuals from all subsurface disciplines. The presentations will focus on fundamental principles and applications, emphasizing case studies and minimizing mathematics. As a result, attendees do not need a theoretical background in either geophysics or engineering. For those who would like to explore 4D seismic technology in more detail, the course book will provide additional material and references.
2013 DISC travel costs underwritten by ExxonMobil
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