Technical and business professionals (such as geologists, engineers,
landmen, administrators, executive assistants, and finance and planning
professionals) working in the oil and gas industry who would like
the basics of the “science” of oil business. Land and
royalty owners, as well as recent geology and geophysics graduates
who would like an overview of the petroleum geophysics would also
benefit from the course.
The course will be taught on a level that will address geoscientists
and non-geoscientists. The basics of seismology will be covered
as well as acquisition, processing, and interpretation. Exercises
will be worked in the course to demonstrate different interpretation
techniques and pitfalls. The emphasis will be to make students aware
of the strengths and limitations of seismic reflection data in exploring
for oil and gas. Applied examples will be shown of several case
studies as well as the application of AVO (amplitude variation with
offset) and seismic attributes in the lowering of risk.
2. Interpretation methods and strategies
3. Structural interpretation of seismic data
4. Sequence stratigraphy
5. 5. Direct hydrocarbon indicators, amplitude-versus-offset, and
6. Case studies
from the SEG Leading Edge will be referred to in the course and
handed out on CD-ROM. All of the course notes and presentations
will also be made available on CD-ROM.
Dr. Weldon Beauchamp, Atlas Exploration and Production, Dallas
Weldon owns Atlas exploration and production in Dallas. He is a
consultant, prospect generator, and participant in oil and gas projects.
He has worked for several companies, including ARCO as a geophysicist.
He has published various papers in international journals and as
an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, has given
undergraduate and graduate courses on seismic exploration methods.
Contact: Dr. Weldon Beauchamp, Atlas Exploration & Production
LLC, 12740 Hillcrest Road, Suite 290, Dallas, Texas; (214)-866-0105,
(214)-395-7125 cell; firstname.lastname@example.org;