3D Seismic Interpretation and Production Geology

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Doel vak

Introduce Geological Modelling of a reservoir in the subsurface to
assess potential Volumes of hydrocarbons. The models are based on
interpretation of 3D Seismic data and on observations in wells (well log
measurements and core data). The course starts with an overview of
hydrocarbon exploration. There will be several one day industry
(e.g. NAM, Wintershall, Shell, EBN).

Inhoud vak

- Introduction and recap exercise of seismic interpretation
- Recap of Exploration techniques; Play and Prospect Analysis & Mapping
- Simple horizon interpretation on seismic
- A visit to the NAM core store, where cores are displayed
representative for the exercises

Based on a real industry 3D seismic and well dataset,
- Acquaintance with Petrel software (data loading and navigation)
- Fault interpretation and building a structural framework in Petrel
- Depth Conversion (velocity and horizon depth conversion)
- Horizon interpretation and Gridding
- Well correlation and fluid contacts
- Area-Depth analysis
- Gross Rock Volume calculations
- Fault modelling and Pillar gridding
- Petrophysics and Upscaling
- Geostatistics and Property modelling
- Building a static model
- Volume calculations
- Uncertainty workflows


- Lectures on specific topics
- Hands-on 3D seismic interpretation, petrophysical (correlation)
analysis and geological modelling, using PC-based software (Petrel
- Feed-back sessions with presentations by participants
- Exercises on numerical steps in interpretation


- group presentations during the course.
- group assignment by the end of the course
- It is compulsory to attend all lectures and presentations

Vereiste voorkennis

Reflection Seismic for Geologists (FALW AM_450170)


Reading material will be supplied during the course.


Geology students who would like to proceed with a career in subsurface

Overige informatie

Course will be given as a 4 week block course at Utrecht University in

Toelichting Canvas

This course is now usually called Integrated Subsurface Interpretation
Course (ISIC) and used to be called the "Petrel Course", when it was
still given within the Shell premises in Rijswijk.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

The following courses:
Geology of the North Sea
Regional Geology and Petroleum Systems

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_450316
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. K.F. Kuiper
Examinator prof. dr. K.F. Kuiper

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