Night School – Time Lapse (4D) Seismic (Virtual Course)

High quality training to boost professional development. Courses are exclusive to PESGB members only.

1-22 February 2021

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£85.00 (GBP)

Course Description

Session 1 | How 4D Seismic has changed the production recovery strategy (success case studies)
Facilitator: Mehdi Paydayesh
Date: Monday 1st February 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Business value of 4D seismic
  • 4D seismic application and success stories across the world
  • How to do a quick 4D interpretation
  • The outlook of 4D seismic technology

Session 2 | 4D rock physics bridging between petrophysics and geophysics
Facilitator: Mehdi Paydayesh
Date: Monday 8th February 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Fluid substitution principals
  • How to calibrate a 4D rock physics model
  • AVO equations and their use
  • Conventional seismic modelling and its pitfalls

Session 3 | 4D seismic integration with the reservoir engineering
Facilitator: Mehdi Paydayesh
Date: Monday 15th February 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Review of reservoir engineering concepts in the 4D seismic context
  • Pressure and saturation separation
  • Hydraulic reservoir connectivity estimation from 4D seismic
  • 4D seismic integration with the reservoir engineering measurements and models
  • 4D seismic history matching

Session 4 | 4D Seismic modelling and inversion advanced topics
Facilitator: Mehdi Paydayesh
Date: Monday 22nd February 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Elastic properties of compositional fluid behaviour
  • Anisotropic fluid substitution
  • 4D seismic in the heavy oil reservoirs
  • Going beyond 1D seismic convolution
  • 4D depth domain inversion
  • Use of Machine Learning in the 4D seismic studies

Who should attend:
Aspiring, future leaders in the oil and gas industry who want to acquire skills beyond the academic and technical and obtain insights into the commercially orientated analysis. Acquire the global perspectives essential to professional success.

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Speaker Biography - Mehdi Paydayesh

Dr Mehdi Paydayesh is the Seismic Reservoir Characterisation Technical Lead for Europe & Russia based in Gatwick, UK.  Mehdi has been working for Schlumberger since 2012 where his focus is conducting quantitative seismic reservoir monitoring studies and developing cross-disciplinary solutions. He has developed his skills both in Reservoir Geophysics and Reservoir Engineering. Mehdi holds a BSc, MSc, MEng and PhD in reservoir engineering/geophysics. He has conducted more than 50 reservoir characterisation projects and has published over 40 papers conferences and journal papers.


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