Education Days Beijing 2018

Multiple Short Course Programme

12 - 27 July
Beijing, China
Call for papers


Geophysics - Seismic Acquisition

The Benefit of Broadband Technology for Reservoir Characterization and Imaging – the End-User Value (宽频技术对储层表征和成像的益处:终端用户的价值)



  Dr Cyrille Reiser (Petroleum Geo-Services, London, United Kingdom)


  1 day (12 - 13 July)


  Geophysics – Seismic Acquisition






  5 CPD points



*This short course comes with Chinese translation service. 

Course description

The main aim of this course is to provide a very accessible overview of the many concepts behind broadband seismic (primarily offshore) and its implication for the reservoir focused asset based geoscientist. This will be done through the a very comprehensive set of case study material from all regions of the world and for various stages of the exploration, appraisal and development asset life cycle. The course aims to objectively discuss the various broadband seismic technologies and commercial offerings available today and their respective merits with regards to quantitative reservoir characterization and reservoir imaging using real world application examples. The course will further attempt to identify possible pitfalls and issues with regards to the treatment of broadband data that might lead to flawed or erroneous QI.


Course objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the value of broader bandwidth seismic data in general and for quantitative reservoir analysis from interpretation to rock property estimation in particular. The course is intended to be very applied and hands on and will only review the very basic concepts of inversion based rock property analysis and quantitative interpretation but will otherwise focus on examples to illustrate the benefit of extended bandwidth seismic.


Course outline

Course schedule:

  • What is broadband seismic?
  • Potential benefits
  • Exploration case studies
  • Appraisal development case studies
  • What next?


Participants' profile

The course is designed for geoscientists with a basic level of geophysical knowledge, including a general knowledge of towed streamer acquisition and processing methods but the content is designed to be accessible for most geoscientists working with or interested in using broadband seismic in their day-to-day working life. In other words, definitely no requirement for expert knowledge.


About the instructor

Dr Cyrille Reiser holds a Ph.D. from Lyon’s Ecole Normale in France. After his PhD in 1998, he worked for 10 years with CGG prior to join and develop in end of 2008, the Reservoir Characterisation Group in PGS Reservoir. He is currently responsible globally for the Quantitative Interpretation Group in PGS.
He has technical expertise in reservoir geoscience covering field such as seismic data conditioning, rock physics analysis, feasibilities studies, pore pressure prediction, AVO/AVA analysis, seismic inversion and time-lapse analysis.