Applications of Attributes - A One Day Course
Date: 14 September 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Instructors: Dr. Kurt Marfurt, Rocky Roden, Dr. ChingWen Chen
The evaluation of seismic attributes is a powerful tool in interpretation. Seismic attributes, especially geometric and spectral decomposition, provide a framework for interpreting geologic features that define depositional environments. This one-day course will identify the appropriate seismic attributes for various geologic settings and describe how these attributes are applied. Lecture and interactive class demonstrations will cover the use of attributes in interpretation workflows and methods to manipulate attribute parameters to highlight geologic features. The capstone of the course will be a description of how sets of attributes may be used in multi-attribute classification to extract more information from the seismic response. Details of the course below.
Who Should Attend
Geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum engineers who have a basic knowledge of attributes and are seeking a better understanding of the applications of geometric and spectral decomposition attributes.
Participants will learn to:
- Assess the appropriate seismic attributes and associated significant parameters to improve images for different geologic features.
- Systematically incorporate seismic attribute evaluations in a comprehensive interpretation of the environment of deposition.
- Utilize Attribute Generator in Paradise software to generate appropriate attribute volumes.
- Conduct multi-attribute analysis via different visualization tools and machine learning techniques.
Shale resource drilling (“geo”) hazards
Attribute and suboptimum seismic data
Examples of Multi-attribute visualization vs. Mulit-attribute SOM
- Faulting and Folds
Architectural elements of fluvial-deltaic systems
Architectural elements of deep water systems
KURT J. MARFURT is the Frank and Henrietta Schultz Chair and Professor of Geophysics in the ConocoPhillips School of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. He has devoted his career to seismic processing, seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization, including attribute analysis, multicomponent 3-D, coherence and spectral decomposition. Marfurt began his career at Amoco in 1981. After 18 years of service in geophysical research, he became director of the University of Houston’s Center for Applied Geosciences & Energy. He joined the University of Oklahoma in 2007. Marfurt holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in applied geophysics from Columbia University.
ROCKY R. RODEN has extensive knowledge of modern geoscience technical approaches (past Chairman-The Leading Edge Editorial Board). As former Chief Geophysicist and Director of Applied Technology for Repsol-YPF, his role comprised advising corporate officers, geoscientists, and managers on interpretation, strategy and technical analysis for exploration and development in offices in the U.S., Argentina, Spain, Egypt, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He has been involved in the technical and economic evaluation of Gulf of Mexico lease sales, farmouts worldwide, and bid rounds in South America, Europe, and the Far East. Previous work experience includes exploration and development at Maxus Energy, Pogo Producing, Decca Survey, and Texaco. He holds a B.S. in Oceanographic Technology-Geology from Lamar University and an M.S. in Geological and Geophysical Oceanography from Texas A&M University.
CHINGWEN CHEN received an M.S. (2007) and a Ph.D. (2011) in Geophysics from the University of Houston, studying global seismology. After graduation, she joined the industry as a geophysicist with Noble Energy where she supported both exploration and development projects. Dr. Chen has a great passion for quantitative seismic interpretation, and more specifically rock physics, seismic imaging and multi-seismic attribute analysis. She later joined Geophysical Insights as a Senior Geophysicist, where the application of machine learning techniques became a focus of her work. Since 2015, her primary interest has been in increasing the efficiency of seismic interpretation.