Advanced Seismic Interpretation

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Advanced Seismic Interpretation

Application to E&P and other industries

Advanced Seismic Interpretation

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19 - 23 May 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This 5-day Advanced Seismic Interpretation training course provides interpretation techniques developed for seismic data sets and applications on seismic attributes, seismic sequence stratigraphy, structural geology. The training course will guide the participants in the integration of all available data sets into the seismic model adding value to successful seismic predictions.

The training course will help professionals gain a solid understanding of the applications and role of the seismic interpreter in studies that involve post-stack seismic attributes, seismic sequence stratigraphy, seismic geomorphology, Vertical Seismic Profiles and hydrocarbon accumulation characterization.

This training course will highlight:

  • Seismic visual perception, understanding and impact on interpretation
  • Geological concepts, sedimentary models and structural styles
  • Introduction to seismic interpretation software
  • Depth conversion and different seismic velocities models
  • Attributes analysis on sandstone and carbonate reservoir

What are the Goals?

This is a hands-on training course focusing on interpreting seismic data sets. Participants will gain knowledge and hands-on practice on applications and role of the seismic interpreter in the industry.

By the end of this Advanced Seismic Interpretation training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Have working knowledge of the full range of representative special interpretative methods
  • Have experience on hands-on real data sets and real workflow in the oil industry, which he may carry out himself and/or supervise
  • Be capable to accounting for the geophysical input in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Be proficient on Seismic interpretation

Who is this Training Course for?

This Advanced Seismic Interpretation training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Production Engineers
  • Petrophysical Engineers
  • Seismic Interpreters

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Advanced Seismic Interpretation training course is evenly divided between the seismic expression of structural styles and seismic stratigraphy. After spending minimal time on acquisition and background theory, participants will be made acutely aware of impedance and resolution and identification of processing errors and how important it is to understand these before interpretation.

The participants will also be introduced to the structural complexity associated with fold and thrust terrains, extensional systems and various types of wrench faulting and salt/mud related deformation.

Organisational Impact

Advanced Seismic Interpretation training course is a key tool in the Oil and Gas industry, from early stages of exploration to production. As such the organizational impact of this training course is reflected in:

  • Qualify staff with a key tool for the upstream industry 
  • Allow staff from different disciplines to have a common understanding of seismic data
  • Define company-wide seismic data standards
  • Boost staff capacity to correctly identify leads and prospects
  • Capacitate staff with skills to quantify and risk hydrocarbon accumulations
  • Refine the communication between geological evaluation and economic evaluation teams

Personal Impact

Advanced Seismic Interpretation training course is the main source of subsurface data in the oil industry. Any Geoscientist or Engineer will need to at least be aware of its fundaments, uses and limitations. Personal impact includes:

  •  Improve the knowledge of seismic data, and how it is acquired, processed and interpreted.
  • Understand how faults, horizons and other features are interpreted and used for hydrocarbon exploration and production
  • Develop skills in identifying hydrocarbon accumulations using seismic data.
  • Ability to quantify and risk hydrocarbon accumulations
  • Communicate more efficiently with other geoscience and engineering disciplines that use seismic data.
  • Understand the wonders of geology imaged in the subsurface by seismic data


Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction and General Overview
  • Introduction to seismic acquisition and processing, seismic frequency and its relationship to bed thickness, impedance, detection and resolution. The systematic methodology of seismic interpretation
  • Calculating seismic frequency and resolution
  • Introduction to compressional tectonics and fold and thrust belts: horses, piggy-back thrusting, duplexes and antiformal stacks, triangle-zones, fault propagation folds, fault bend folds and detachment folds
  • Data loading and visualization
Day Two: Seismic Processing, Geology and Scales of Work
  • Introduction to Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Seismic scales
  • Sandstone reservoirs
  • Carbonates reservoirs
  • Well information data loading and Editing
Day Three: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Seismic facies analysis: external geometries and internal refection configuration
  • ABC method of defining seismic facies, reflection patterns, continuity and amplitude
  • Environments of disposition and net/gross
  • Seismic attributes
  • Performing Seismic attributes for Sandstone reservoirs
Day Four: Structural Geology, Seismic Interpretation and Borehole Seismic
  • Introduction to time slices, horizon slices and stratal and the advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Common seismic attributes and their application to unconventional resource plays such as tight-gas sandstones and fractured shale plays
  • Direct hydrocarbon indicators such as flat spots, bright spots and polarity reversals
  • Depth Conversion and Vertical Seismic profile
  • Seismic facies analysis, well facies analysis
Day Five: Seismic Applications, Final Project – Round Table

  • Hydrocarbon systems – clastics
  • Hydrocarbon systems – salt-related structures and traps
  • Seismic applications in E&P
  • Workshop on participant data – real data project
  • Questions and answers


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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