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Seismic Interpretation Bootcamp Using Opentect (Free) Software 

Dr. 'Lanre Aboaba 

AAPG Midcontinent 2021

Sunday, October 3rd ~ Full Day Course

 Course Description: This course will add value for petrotechnical professionals and support staff by providing a practical knowledge and a working understanding of the techniques and concepts used in the seismic interpretation process. This course provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of seismic data, from the fundamentals of the seismic method to mapping and the use of seismic attributes.

  • Basic interaction
    • Tree, scene, elements
      • Cursor modes, display inline, crossline, time slice
      • Navigation: jumping, stepping, interactive, random line
    • Standard views, perspective
      • Z-scale, color bars and clipping
    • Pre-load data, save and restore session
  • Seismic interpretation
    • Horizon interpretation
      • Seeds and 3D auto track
      • 2D auto track, line stepping, 3D infill tracking
    •  Fault interpretation
      • Fault planes and sticks
    • Basic depth conversion
  • Attributes
    • Instantaneous attributes
    • Windowed energy
    • Variance (aka coherence, similarity)
      • Parameter testing
    • Spectral decomposition
  • Bright spots and geobodies (as time permits)


Dr. 'Lanre Aboaba

Dr. ‘Lanre Aboaba received a B.Tech. in applied geophysics form the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, an M.S in geophysics from the university of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Arkansas. He has worked with Degeconek and BP. His research interests include qualitative/quantitative seismic interpretation, reservoir characterization, and rock physics. He is a member of the SEG, AAPG, NABG and TGS

Cost: $135/Professional; $35/Student (Limited Student Slots)

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