HGS Short Course on Seismic Attributes Educates Geologists about Petroleum Geophysics
Forty geologists attended the HGS Continuing Education short course on February 19 at the Schlumberger- Cameron Helix Building. The star of the class was Dr. Robert Schneider, Assistant Professor of Petroleum Geology at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
Dr. Schneider gave a comprehensive class on meaning and applications of attributes in both the post-stack and pre-stack domains. The morning discussion included stress/strain physics, how seismic waves are dependent on elastic moduli. Also discussed was the acoustic character of rocks, amplitude and phase, post-stack amplitude analysis, pre-stack attributes and how they reveal pore fluid characteristics and geobody modeling from wavelet correlation, and spectral decomposition.
Robert Schneider received his doctorate from the University of Texas at El Paso. He talked about his career with Amoco Production Company in the Offshore Technology Group working on AVO and attribute applications in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Nile Delta and Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Schneider has also worked for service companies in seismic processing and technical interpretation and his perspective was much appreciated by the attendees.
Photos are from Rosemary Laidacker. The Continuing Education committee was headed by Thom Tucker with help from HGS President Elect Cheryl Desforges.