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Subsurface Contouring: The Secrets to Optimizing Your Maps for Oil & Gas Exploration
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Richard Banks, Scientific Computing Applications, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
- June 16 - 17, 2014
- Summit Conference Center, Denver, CO
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 5/19/2014. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/19/2014.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, techs and others who make maps on the computer and/or need to assess the veracity of maps made on the computer.
By participating in this course, attendees will become proficient in:
- Contouring simple or complex surfaces
- Contouring groups of conformable surfaces
- Contouring intersecting surfaces
- Understanding computer contouring techniques
- Understanding characteristics and results of various common computer contouring algorithms
This course provides a fundamental understanding of hand and computer contouring methods, including Single Surface, Multi-Surface, Intersecting Surfaces and Faulted Surface maps, and it is primarily a contouring workshop. Lecture time is moderate. More time is spent on contouring exercises and comparing hand contouring with computer contouring from various common computer systems using various common contouring algorithms. In the process, attendees will:
- Gain new insight into techniques of proper hand contouring
- Be able to generate contour maps by hand
- Learn the methods used by computers to generate contours
This course will compare and contrast various methods of contouring, by hand or by computer, single surface or multi surface, nonintersecting or intersecting surfaces, faulted or non-faulted. We will look at the importance of understanding and integrating the 3D nature of the volumes being contoured, either geological or geophysical. Proper methods of contouring multiple intersecting faults amount multiple surfaces will be demonstrated. We will also discuss the importance of good contouring, not only in the search for typical oil and gas reservoirs, but also in the development of resource plays.
Participants are encouraged to bring their computer contouring systems to the course on their laptop computers in order to run the various exercises on their computers using various algorithms after they have contoured them by hand.