PreStack Pro – Prestack seismic data analysis

PreStack Pro – Prestack seismic data analysis

Intermediate | 4 half day | Online | Hands-on


The Prestack seismic data analysis course covers quantitative interpretation (QI) and practical amplitude analysis. Prestack data analysis using PreStack Pro unlocks all collected trace data. You learn how to analyze and interpret your prospects and reservoirs more quantitatively; confidently predicting lithology and fluid-fill. Using PreStack Pro you will gather a unique insight to data quality, with the capability to process and condition seismic for detailed attribute analysis that you will never extract from a stack volume.

This is an online hands-on course where you will be working with a dataset from the Johan Sverdrup field.

Session 1
  • Introduction to the Johan Sverdrup dataset
  • Tuning and Interference
  • Layer-based 1.5D modelling
Session 2
  • Synthetics versus Seismic AVA Reflectivity Analysis
  • Prestack well ties
  • Offset and angle
  • AVA attributes
Session 3
  • Seismic health checks
  • Enhancing data quality
  • Measuring improved quality with AVA attributes
Session 4
  • From interface to layer properties and final Interpretation
  • Colored inversion
  • Elastic impedance and relative EEI

Exploration and production geoscientists, seismic interpreters, QI geophysicists.

  • Exploit the value in prestack seismic data
  • Understand the principles of seismic Amplitude-Versus-Offset/Angle and its relationship to rock and fluid elastic properties
  • Explore and validate seismic responses with forward modelling
  • Review the concept of AVO classes and AVO cross-plots
  • Understand the uses of seismic AVO attributes, relative impedance attributes, and pre-stack colored inversion data
  • Investigate common sources of error in typical quantitative interpretation workflows (QI), and how they can be avoided with pre-stack techniques
  • Step into geology with estimates of layer properties

We recommend that users with no or limited experience in PreStack Pro complete the PreStack Pro Getting started course.

General knowledge of geophysics, seismic interpretation and rock physics is recommended.

In the course you will be connecting to the Sharp Reflections’ cloud. You will need:

  • Up-to-date browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox)
  • Stable internet connection (>15MB/s)
  • Microsoft Teams videoconference

Upcoming courses – 2023

  • Europe Mar 13-16, 8:00 CET
  • Americas Mar 27-30, 8:00 CST
  • Asia Pacific Apr 17-20, 6:30 CET

Course fee: EUR 1600 / USD 1760

You will be able to select the class that fits your agenda and time zone when registering.

Registration closes 10 days prior to course start date. If registration has closed, use contact us to enquire about this class. Courses require a minimum of 6 attendees to proceed.