Training Courses


Training class (2004) with teacher Paul de Beukelaar at right hand site
The first developed training module was based on QI Seismic and geometrical Attribute Analysis and developed for Fugro Robertson in 2000. Since June 2004 new training courses were developed at request for clients with Schlumberger  NExT: These 4 courses as listed below were marketed by EPTS until today. Coaching activities then started in 2005 with more frequent clients requested since then. Inhouse classes had to be organised by Solegeo in so called shared lecturing often as spin-off from project work, bringing staff to required skills and to a higher technical awareness level in a very shot time span.
Present Portfolio
A Training Program of  11 ! basic, intermediate and advanced level geophysics training courses has evolved from increased client requests and "mouth to mouth" marketing.  The modules at right hand column were previously  conducted and regularly "modernized" improved or expanded by Paul de Beukelaar with class feedback, new trends, case stories, PC-based workflows and exercices. More detailed information about its content can now be downloaded since recently. Still check on availability please, particularly for short term needs. Other listed seismic modules in facies classification, acquisition and processing are marketed and conducted by other expert/lecturers and can be delivered as shared lecturing. Request for more details and availability are welcomed.
More ready-made modules for other petroleum science disciplines not listed here can also be delivered through SoleGeo's large client and experienced teacher's network mainly associate consultants with 20+y of experience, flavoured with a pedagogical track and dedicated in transferring their skills and knowledge.
 Tailor made courses
SoleGeo invites corporate clients  to discuss  how  specific staff training  can  also be prepared and organised for inhouse classes:
It is important in selecting the program and the training examples, finding the right balance in educational  material in theory and practise and for basic until expert level.
All is focused on the  various backgrounds of people to  be trained:  Know the audience first to optimise individual and class appreciation. Company and individuals all will benefit from a good selection and preparation of clear and high quality training material and an enthousiastic approach full of  lessons, tricks, pitfalls, exercises and not without the fun of anecdotes and unexpected angles of view. 
(links to pdf descriptions in blue)
  • 1. Seismic Attributes - Tools and rules to unravel structure and stratigraphy information from 3D seismic data
  • 2. Seismic Reservoir Analysis – Principles and proven methods + new trends in reservoir description
  • 3. AVO and Inversion – Quantitative interpretation of seismic data using 2 complementary technologies
  • 4. Seismic Petrophysics – Modern approach of  interpreting well log data, use of rock physics and petrophysics principles
  • 5. Seismic Inversion – Theory and practice: workflows, overview of present technology and trends
  • 6. 3D seismic interpretation – Basic training using a workstation, principles, exercises (basic level)
  • 7. 3D seismic interpretation of carbonate systems – Modern seismic analysis methods applied to carbonate systems
  • 8. Seismic Facies classification and sequence stratigraphy – Concepts methodology and using software tools.
  • 9. Seismic Acquisition – Theory and practice, tools and methods, survey design  (2D, 3D, land, marine basic level)
  • 10. 3D Seismic Survey Design – Theory and practice, optimize, QC and organise a 3D land seismic survey
  • 11. Signal processing  and seismic data processing – basic to advanced level at request.
  • 12. Velocity fields and imaging techniques in seismic interpretation – overview of methods and applications
  • 13. 4D reservoir monitoring – active and passive methods present and state of the art in time lapse seismic technologies
  • 14. Quantitative Seismic Interpretation – applying rock physics to reduce interpretation risk


  Listed courses as previously and still marketed by NExT / EPTS. Selected Topic List is neither fixed nor exaustive.
Seismic Reservoir Analysis 
5 days
Seismic Attribute Analysis
5 days
AVO and seismic Inversion 
5 days
 Seismic Petrophysics
5 days
- Different disciplines in reservoir characterisation
- Structural and stratigraphic interpretation
- Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) 
- Seismic signal aspects
- Seismic data processing 
- Sequence stratigraphic interpretation
- Introduction to AVO and inversion methods
- Rock physics theory and applications
- Seismic modeling
- Log interpretation and seismic petrophysics
- Noise in seismic data interpretation
- Hydrocarbon indicators
- Time lapse seismic
- Geo-statistical and neural network techniques
- Introduction to seismic reservoir characterisation
- Attributes derived from geological and seismic data
- Lateral prediction of detailed but sparsely distributed well data using seismic data
- AVO theory and inversion methods
- Well-to-seismic calibration
- Wavelet estimation
- Pre-stack and post-stack seismic modeling
- Time-depth conversion
- Geological model 
- Qualitative and quantitative interpretation 
- Neutral networks
- Geo-statistics 
- Reservoir fluid prediction
- Rock physics and time-lapse seismic
- Introduction to seismic reservoir characterisation
- Software
- Techniques of quantitative interpretation
- AVO theory and modeling
- AVO QC and preconditioning
- Well-to-seismic calibration
- Wavelet estimation
- Inversion methods
- Pre-stack and post-stack , acoustic and elastic Inversion 
- Analyzing well logs for AVO and inversion response
- Errors and pitfalls
- AVO inversion: creating angle stacks
- AVO volumes
- Attribute analysis
- Rock physics and fluid replacement modeling
- Recent inversion methods and R&D
- Definition, rock properties and acoustic elastic formula
- Physical principles of the tools
- Dipole Shear Imager (DSI)
- Depth correlation
- Well-to-seismic calibration
- Log Quality Control
- Well objectives and log selection
- Cased/open hole logging
- Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP)
- Cost
- Interpretation of log measurements
- Rock/fluid effects on log measurements
- Pitfalls and Log corrections
- Formation imaging
- Oil and gas saturation
- Principles of log interpretation
- Quick look and Cross plots

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