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Petrel Advanced Structural Framework

Duration: Two (2) days
Class Type: Short lectures with many exercises on the computer
Overview: This course starts with raw structure and fault data and ends with a completed structural framework having cells ready for the assignment of petrophysical attributes. This process includes building the fault model, inserting horizons, inserting isochores to define additional horizons, and defining the cell geometry which in turn, controls the stratigraphic correlations during property modeling. The course focuses on complexities related to faults and structures. It does not cover construction of structural features such as stream channels, salt features or reefs. It does cover fault growth and displacement issues, stratigraphic relationships between horizons such as baselap, truncation and conformability.
Who should attend: Petrel users who are geoscientists or have experience that lets them understand the fundamentals of structural geology including fault geometries and the effects of faults on structures and isochores.
What will they Learn:
Unfamiliarity with faulted structures in Petrel
Learn how to build faulted structural frameworks in Petrel
Unsure how to construct complex Faulted Models
Learn how to construct these models.

Upon completing Advanced Structural Framework, the students will have:

  • Worked with a variety of structure data (3D and 2D seismic and well tops)
  • Worked with a variety of fault data (polygons, center-lines, sticks, cuts and implied)
  • Modeled a variety of fault forms and fault-to-fault relationships
  • Used a variety of tools to control vertical separation and force specific displacement into structures and isochores
  • Applied a variety of QC techniques at all stages of the structural framework building process
  • Learned how to plan a project and estimate the time required
  • Been introduced to issues related to structural uncertainty and the building of multiple structural scenarios to help quantify that uncertainty
Course Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Data Issues
  • Building an Un-faulted Structural Framework
  • Basic Fault Modeling
  • More about Fault Modeling
  • QC
  • Faulted Pillar Gridding
  • Make Horizons Displacement Modeling
  • Editing Faulted Horizons
  • Uncertainty Evaluation
  • Scoping the Model and Planning the Project

If you would like to register or talk with SCM about your training needs please contact Marilyn Walden at or 713-871-1800.

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