Short Course Lecture

Abstract: Geology & Geophysics Applied to Industry

Geology & Geophysics in Industry
2 Day AGENDA
Day 1
Welcome/Introduction 8:30
Lecture 1 – Focus of Industry 8:50
Exercise 1 Considerations 9:25
Lecture 2 – Basics of Prospecting 9:40
Break 10:05
Exercise 2 – Feasibility 10:15
Lecture 3 – Types of Data 10:35
Exercise 3 – Play Adequacy 11:00
Lecture 4 – Well Log Data 11:15
Exercise 4 – Well Log Correlation 11:40
LUNCH 12:00
Lecture 5 – The Seismic Method 1:00
Exercise 5a – An Inclined Reflector 1:15
Exercise 5b – Imaging an Anticline 1:30
Lecture 6 – Seismic Reflections 1:55
Exercise 6a – Calculating Reflection Coefficients 2:20
Break 2:40
Exercise 6b – Calculating Frequency & Wavelength 2:50
Exercise 6c – Modeling a Seismic Trace 3:00
Lecture 9 – Seismic Resolution 3:30
Exercise 9a – Calculating Vertical Resolution 3:45
Lecture 9 – Seismic Resolution (continued) 4:00
Exercise 9b – Calculating Lateral Resolution 4:15
Lecture 7 - Overview of Seismic Interpretation 4:40
ADJOURN 5:00

AGENDA
Day 2
Lecture 8 - Structural Analysis 8:30
Exercise 8 Introduction 9:10
Exercise 8 part 1 - Jump Correlation of Fault V 9:15
Exercise 8 part 2 - Tying Fault V with Inlines 9:30
Exercise 8 part 3 - The Orientation of Fault V 9:45
Break 10:00
Exercise 8 part 4 - Using Time Slices 10:10
Lecture 10 – Stratigraphic Analysis (part 1) 10:30
Exercise 10a – Interpreting Seismic Sequences 11:15
LUNCH 12:00
Lecture 10 – Stratigraphic Analysis (part 2) 1:00
Exercise 10b – Interpreting Depositional Environments 1:30
Lecture 11 – Data Analysis 1:50
Exercise 11 - Burial History 2:40
Break 3:10
Lecture 12 – Prospect Analysis (part 1) 3:20
Exercise 12 – Estimating Volumes of Oil 3:40
Lecture 12 – Prospect Analysis (part 2) 4:15
ADJOURN 5:00
The above short course agenda was developed for geology and geophysics students that have not had much exposure to how geoscience is applied in industry. It can be tailored for undergraduate juniors and seniors or graduate students. The agenda can be modified to meet specific needs and time constraints. Contact the visiting geoscientist Fred Schroeder to discuss options.

Visiting Geoscientist

Fred W. Schroeder

Noble Energy