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Seismic Facies Analysis

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Course description

Seismic Facies AnalysisSeismic Facies Analysis: A 1-week workshop for mid-level to experienced interpreters

This week long program is designed to function primarily as a workshop. Initial discussions center around a review stratigraphic concepts,  which are then applied to outcrops in the Grand Canyon of Arizona in order to create a number of comparison  sequences and environments recognized in the field with comparative resolution in seismic data.

Delegates will devote specific attention to problems with scale. This is followed by a detailed discussion and definition of seismic facies (reflection configuration, amplitude, frequency, and continuity). All materials is outlined through illustrations from CDP record sections from diverse environments. Participants then apply these ideas to unraveling the geological history of a thermal sag basin with a broad spectrum of environments. Source, seal, and reservoir potential of each unit differentiated are predicted and then compared to well data.

Three main issues are discussed in detail:

  • Submarine fans. Seismic facies variations are mapped to predict sand prone intervals. Comparative ideas on modern submarine fans are introduced and utilized.
  • Shallow water siliciclastics and the recognition of a variety of systems tracts in the seismic data and the relevant lithofacies predictions. Different models are compared and evaluated. Modern environments are discussed and compared.
  • The evolution of a carbonate margin. A variety of carbonate facies and environments are shown and prospected.

In addition to data sets used for interpretation, numerous other seismic lines are used to show comparative environments in other settings. The bottom line for each problem undertaken is to predict drilling locations.

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Who should attend?

This Seismic Facies Analysis program is designed for interpreters with two–to-twenty years of experience.

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Training content

This Seismic Facies Analysis program covers a range of different training topics, including:

  • Reflection Patterns and Environmental Properties
  • Seismic Facies Interpretation and Uninterpreted Sections
  • Interpreted Seismic Examples
  • Supplemental Facies Diagrams
  • Summary Exploration Charts, Geohistory, Chronostratigraphy
  • Systems Tracts, Sequence Stratigraphy, and Seismic Stratigraphy


The cost of this Seismic Facies Analysis program in Houston is $3,350 USD

On-site Training

All SCA programs and workshops are available to be conducted as company-specific training, customized to fit the needs of your organization. Contact SCA to receive a quote for tailor-made training and discuss options for bringing this program in-house for your company.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion of this one-week program, participants will be prepared to:

  • Use seismic facies analysis to evaluate and interpret a volume of seismic data to recognize diverse stratigraphic play opportunities.
  • Understand the geological significance of reflection configurations and what environments they represent.
  • Understand depositional models and how to test and map them in seismic data.
  • Learn how to prepare environmental and lithofacies maps from seismic facies maps.
  • Understand geological processes operating in a variety of environments.
  • Understand how to improve the geological predictions of plays and prospects.


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Nicole T.
16 Nov 2012

Great course with the perfect amount of lecture and hands-on. Will be able to apply everything directly to work.

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10700 Richmond Ave., Suite 325
Texas 77042 Houston

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