Applications of Geophysical Inversion and Imaging
by Larry Lines and Brian Russell
Duration: Two days
Intended Audience: Intermediate and Advanced Level
Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education Required): This course is intended for geoscientists who wish for a comprehensive overview of seismic inversion, seismic imaging, and the latest seismic reservoir characterization techniques. A strong background in basic seismic analysis and an understanding of geological principles is expected.
The course shows how inversion methods can obtain seismic velocity information and how this information may be used in the imaging procedures such as depth migration. Various case-history examples demonstrate how inversion can estimate geological models from reflection seismic, VSP, cross-borehole seismic, gravity and well-log data. The course focuses on traditional 2-D and 3-D exploration problems as well as applications to reservoir characterization. Emphasis is placed on the integration of methods which provide enhanced definition of petroleum reservoirs. Course participants are encouraged to present data examples for class discussions.