Webinar: Seismic Interpretation Fundamentals - May 24 to 27

A Live Webinar featuring
, Don Herron & Bob Wegner

Duration/Format: 4 half-day interactive webinar sessions, May 24 to 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Central Time (Houston, USA)

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Seismic Interpretation Fundamentals is an updated version of a webinar sponsored by the Geophysical Society of Houston in May 2018, with new lectures on 2D seismic interpretation techniques and interpretation pitfalls. The course consists of lectures on fundamental topics including basics of seismic exploration, seismic response, velocity, resolution, seismic migration, seismic correlation and mapping techniques, and quantified interpretation.  Lectures are supported by hands-on exercises, and the second half of the course includes several practical correlation and mapping exercises and projects. 

Session 1  Session 2
 -Welcome -Seismic Response 
 -What is Seismic Exploration -Velocity
 -Seismic Exploration Fundamentals -Resolution
 -Intro to Seismic Interpretation -Seismic Migration
 Session 3 Session 4 
 -Fault Interpretation -Quantified Interpretation 
 -Horizon Interpretation -Bright Spot Interpretation 
 -2D Seismic Interpretation Techniques -Interpretation Pitfalls

 -Correlation & Mapping Exercise
  (3D seismic grid)

 -Course Summary 

Speaker Biographies:
Don Herron received a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in geological sciences from Brown University in 1971 and a Master of Science degree in geological sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 1973.  He enjoyed a career as a seismic interpreter at Texaco from 1973-1977, Gulf from 1977-1984, and most recently Sohio/BP from 1984-2008.  Following retirement from BP he was a geoscience consultant for Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) from 2008-2017 and also worked with several major oil companies as a seismic interpretation instructor.  He was co-instructor for the SEG Continuing Education course “Seismic Interpretation in the Exploration Domain” from 1995-2007.  He was a member of the Editorial Board of The Leading Edge from 2002–2007 (chairman in 2006-2007), and currently is an Assistant Editor for the joint SEG-AAPG journal Interpretation.  He writes the bi-monthly “Interpreter Sam” column in The Leading Edge, and also is the author of SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #15, The Misadventures of Interpreter Sam, Geophysical Monograph Series #16, First Steps in Seismic Interpretation, and Geophysical Monograph Series #20, Interpreter Sam Carries On.  He is currently an independent geophysical consultant and an active member of SEG, AAPG, GSH and Sigma Xi.

Bob Wegner received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Queens College, NYC in 1967, a Master of Science degree in geophysics from Lehigh University in 1972, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in geophysics from Rice University in 1978.  He retired from ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Company as an Advisor after 32 years of research into quantitative analysis of seismic data for characterizing reservoir lithology and fluid content.  Following retirement, he served in various capacities at the Geophysical Society of Houston, including President in 2010. Bob was a lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Rice University from 2006-2016, and is a lecturer at the University of Texas from 2006-present.  He was a co-instructor for the AAPG Continuing Education course "Basic Seismic Interpretation" from 2014-2015, and has served as editor for special sections in the SEG-AAPG Journal Interpretation on Well Ties to Seismic Data and currently Pitfalls in Seismic Interpretation.  He served on the board of the National Science Foundation as a standing committee member with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.  He is currently an independent geophysical consultant and an active member of the SEG, GSH, SIPES and Sigma Xi.

Miss part of the sessions? Never fear. All sessions are recorded and available for later viewing by registered users.
It works on PC's, iPads, or iPhones. No travel costs. 1.6 CEU's are awarded.

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5/24/2022 9:00 AM - 5/27/2022 1:00 PM
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