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Waveform to Geologic Model

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5 hours

(average of 60 minutes per Subtopic)

Explores the relationship between geological and seismic properties. Uses seismic stratigraphy to describe the seismic reflection patterns of depositional environments, how to recognize source rocks, reservoir rocks and seals, and how to infer burial history, likely saturant and geologic age.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 5
  • expand/collapse Rock Properties and the Seismic Response
    • Define Measured Seismic Attributes and Rock Properties
    • Forward Modeling Overview
    • Full Wave Imaging
  • expand/collapse Rock Properties and Seismic Velocity
    • Relating Seismic Velocity to Density in a Thin Section
    • Defining Shear Velocity
    • Shear Velocity and Grain Contacts
    • Defining Compressional Velocity
    • Compressional Velocity and Grain Contacts
    • Using Compressional/Shear Velocity Ratio to Define Velocity
  • expand/collapse Rock Properties and the Velocity-Density Relationship
    • The Velocity-Density Relationship
    • Factors Affecting the Velocity-Density Relationship
    • Velocity-Density in Shales
    • Velocity-Density Relationship in Sandstones
    • Density in Carbonates and Other Rocks
  • expand/collapse Rock Properties and Seismic Attributes
    • Introduction to Seismic Attributes
    • Defining Geology with Time Based Attributes
    • Changes in Velocity
    • Reflection Strength Attributes
    • Reflection Polarity and Character
  • expand/collapse Correlating Seismic Data to Geologic Events
    • Introduction to Seismic Interpretation
    • Seismic Stratigraphy
    • Detecting Oil and Gas
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