Advanced Seismic Interpretation using Petrel

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Advanced Seismic Interpretation using Petrel

Scheduled Dates

19 - 23 Jun 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
20 - 24 Nov 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose This Training Course?

This 5-day Advance Seismic Interpretation using Petrel training course provides interpretation techniques developed for seismic data sets and applications on seismic attributes, seismic sequence stratigraphy, Structural Geology and AVO. The training course will feature the Petrel Software provided by Schlumberger which 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 to gain a solid understanding of the applications and role of the seismic interpreter in studies that involve post-stack seismic attributes, AVO, seismic sequence stratigraphy, seismic geomorphology, 4D time-lapse seismic, Vertical Seismic Profile and Interpretative processing.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Seismic Visual perception, understanding and impact on interpretation
  • Geological concepts, sedimentary models and structural styles
  • Introduction to the PETREL software - seismic interpretation module
  • Depth conversion and Different Seismic Velocities models.
  • Attributes analysis on Sandstone and carbonate reservoir

What are the Goals?

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 training course, the participants will:

  • 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 account for the geophysical input in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Be proficient on Seismic interpretation using Petrel

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge 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?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge 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.

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.
  • Exercise on 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
  • Exercises on interpretation of fold and thrust belts (PETREL)

Day Two: Seismic Processing, Geology and Scales of Work

  • Introduction to Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Sandstone Reservoirs introduction and Carbonates
  • Seismic Scales
  • Exercises on 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 and using these to determine environments of deposition and net/gross
  • Seismic Attributes
  • Exercises on 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 introduction
  • Exercises on seismic facies analysis, Well Facies analysis

Day Five: Seismic Applications, Final Project – Round Table

  • Seismic Applications in E&P
  • Workshop on participant data – Real Data Project
  • Round Table Questions and Answers


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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