The Benefit of Broadband Technology for Reservoir Characterization and Imaging – the End-User Value

Course Description

The main aim of this course is to provide a very accessible overview of the many concepts behind broadband seismic (primarily offshore) and its implication for the reservoir focused asset based geoscientist. This will be done through the a very comprehensive set of case study material from all regions of the world and for various stages of the exploration, appraisal and development asset life cycle.

The course aims to objectively discuss the various broadband seismic technologies and commercial offerings available today and their respective merits with regards to quantitative reservoir characterization and reservoir imaging using real world application examples. The course will further attempt to identify possible pitfalls and issues with regards to the treatment of broadband data that might lead to flawed or erroneous QI.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the value of broader bandwidth seismic data in general and for quantitative reservoir analysis from interpretation to rock property estimation in particular. The course is intended to be very applied and hands on and will only review the very basic concepts of inversion based rock property analysis and quantitative interpretation but will otherwise focus on examples to illustrate the benefit of extended bandwidth seismic.

Course Outline

Course schedule:

  • What is broadband seismic?
  • Potential benefits
  • Exploration case studies
  • Appraisal development case studies
  • What next?

Participants’ Profile

The course is designed for geoscientists with a basic level of geophysical knowledge, including a general knowledge of towed streamer acquisition and processing methods but the content is designed to be accessible for most geoscientists working with or interested in using broadband seismic in their day-to-day working life. In other words, definitely no requirement for expert knowledge.

About the Instructor

Dr Cyrille Reiser holds a Ph.D in 1998 from Lyon’s Ecole Normale with the title “Automatic recognition of genetic sequence and sedimentary bodies by wireline log shape analysis”. He worked for 10 years with CGG prior to join and develop in end of 2008, the Reservoir Characterisation Group in PGS Reservoir. He is presently the Reservoir Characterisation Director for PGS Reservoir.