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ONE DAY SHORT COURSE


May 16th, 2019 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

ONE DAY SHORT COURSE

 

Kurt J. Marfurt, University of Oklahoma

 

3D Seismic Attributes to Define Structure and Stratigraphy – A Hands-On Course  

 

May 16, 2019

9:00am – 4:30pm

COST: $60.00 LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

 

University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center

100 E Boyd St

Norman, OK 731069

 

RESERVATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:00 NOON May 14, 2019

 

Content

Geometric attributes such as coherence and curvature are routinely used to rapidly visualize and quantify faults and folds in 3D volumes that may otherwise takes weeks to manually interpret using traditional horizon and fault plane interpretation workflows. Coherence measures lateral discontinuities associated with faults and stratigraphic edges. Curvature is a measure of shape and can thus be used to map not only flexures associated with faults but also carbonate build-ups, collapse features, and differential compaction of thicker channels. Amplitude curvature maps more rapid lateral changes in reflectivity and often allows one to image joints and fractures that give rise to subtle amplitude lineaments. Reflector convergence quantifies the magnitude and orientation of onlap, erosional truncation, and channel fill. Spectral components are sensitive to thin bed tuning and can be used to map channels and lateral changes in thickness that fall at or near the limits of seismic resolution. Spectral decomposition is internal to all spectral balancing and bluing algorithms.

The purpose of this interactive course is to demonstrate a link between attributes and geology though their application to a specific data volume.  Optimal visualization is the key component of effective attribute analysis, with several attributes forming natural pairs or triplets.  In the past, most hands-on attribute courses have been sponsored and taught by a specific software vendor. The expense of software licenses usually precludes such a teaching venue in a professional society course. At The University of Oklahoma, we have developed our own state-of-the-art attribute algorithms that operate in Windows as well as Linux environments. Participants will apply this software to their own data volumes that they have previously loaded onto their personal computer. If for sensitivity reasons, participant data cannot be used in a classroom environment, we will provide small public domain volumes from the New Zealand Petroleum Ministry for use in the course. The course exercises and workflows can be emulated in many, if not most, commercial workstation software packages.  

 Bio:

Kurt J. Marfurt joined The University of Oklahoma in 2007 where he serves as the Frank and Henrietta Schultz Professor of Geophysics within the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics. Marfurt’s primary research interest is in the development and calibration of new seismic attributes to aid in seismic processing, seismic interpretation, and reservoir characterization. Recent work has focused on applying coherence, spectral decomposition, structure-oriented filtering, and volumetric curvature to mapping fractures and karst with a particular focus on resource plays. Marfurt earned a Ph.D. in applied geophysics at Columbia University’s Henry Krumb School of Mines in New York in 1978 where he also taught as an Assistant Professor for four years. He worked 18 years in a wide range of research projects at Amoco’s Tulsa Research Center after which he joined the University of Houston for eight years as a Professor of Geophysics and the Director of the Allied Geophysics Lab. He has received SEG best paper (for coherence), SEG best presentation (for seismic modeling) and as a coauthor with Satinder Chopra best SEG poster (for curvature) and best AAPG technical presentation. Marfurt also served as the EAGE/SEG Distinguished Short Course Instructor for 2006 (on seismic attributes). In addition to teaching and research duties at OU, Marfurt leads short courses on attributes for the SEG and AAPG

 

PARKING ON-SITE

LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.

THERE ARE SEVERAL RESTAURANTS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE

 

  

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.

Refunds for cancellations will be issued

if reservation is cancelled by noon May 14, 2019.