POSTPONED - HGS General Lunch- Risk Reduction & Footprint Removal Case History

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th floor, Houston, TX
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Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Cost: $35 pre-registered members; $40 for non-members/ALL walk-ups;
$35 for Emeritus/Life/Honorary; $15 for HGS student members if pre-registered and pre-paid.

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Speaker: Coerte A. Voorhies, III PG 

Company: Gustavson Associates, LLC 

Coerte is a geophysical and geological interpreter with over thirty years of international and domestic experience.  Coerte is an expert user of the CGG InsightEarth® 3D Visualization, Processing and Interpretation Software Technology (CGG: InsightEarth) and is currently providing InsightEarth® consulting services for Gustavson Associates, Boulder CO  (Gustavson – Oil Gas and Mining Consultants Colorado USA.  He holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette.  He is a SIPES member, GSH member and is a professional geoscientist in Texas. 


A Model for Fluvial SAND Channel System Reservoir Delineation and Optimal Drill Location Selection Utilizing Post Stack Processing, precise Amplitude Attribute Analysis and Stratal domain visualization and interpretation 

A model was created utilizing InsightEarth lower risk with selecting well locations for optimal reservoir stratigraphic, structural and production constraints.  Results were used to delineate and create maps for a productive fluvial sand channel system in the Client’s Kazahstan project area and analogous to fluvial systems in other basins.  Project data is provided by Gustavson Associates, LLC, Boulder, CO and consists of 350 square kilometers of 3D seismic. The production is from a fluvial sand system where the numerous channels conceal the continuity of the reservoir and contributed to drilling non-productive wells.


Acquisition footprint and random noise were eliminated from original data to condition the seismic volume.  Accurate dip-guided amplitude attributes were generated from the conditioned volume. The stratal domain transform process was used to convert the conditioned time and attribute volumes into paleo-surface stratal volumes. The objective was to obtain an accurate structural and stratigraphic interpretation of the productive “D” sand.  Structural relationships were corrected in the time domain volume and the new stratal domain volume yielded horizontal events (stratal slices) that imaged the intricate fluvial systems to represent the depositional environment of the reservoir.


Stratal domain volume results and structural analysis indicate that the reservoir and associated complex faulted structure of a previously selected well location were not ideal.  The new reservoir interpretation provided the required risk analysis to recommend the selection of an alternate well location.


By utilizing volume conditioning (acquisition footprint removal), attribute analysis and stratal domain visualization and interpretation, a model was created to accurately map the recognizable morphologies of fluvial sand channel systems to provide precise reservoir delineation and optimal well location selection for the Client’s project and project development in analogous geographic locations.








April 29th, 2020 11:15 AM   through   1:00 PM
The Petroleum Club of Houston, Total Plaza Building
1201 Louisiana St
Houston, TX
United States
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Member $ 35.00
Non-Member $ 40.00
Emeritus/Honorary Life $ 35.00
Student $ 15.00
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