Practical QI: A Comprehensive Overview for Interpreters

Instructor: Laurie Weston Bellman
Date: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2016
Duration: 2 days
Members (early bird/price): CAD$ 800/1000(plus GST)
Non-members (early bird/price): CAD$ 900/1100 (plus GST)
Location: TBA
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Description

This course will encompass all elements of quantitative seismic interpretation, including assessing key data inputs (such as well information and pre-stack seismic data), covering key aspects of AVO, inversion and mathematical attributes, and, most importantly, how to combine all the elements into a coherent interpretation of geology. Participants will gain an understanding of why, how, when and to what extent QI should be used to add value in an exploration or development environment.


Laurie Weston Bellman has been 'practicing' QI for almost 15 years - the latter half of her career as a geophysicist in the oil and gas business. Originally an interpreter with experience in many basins around the world, she is well aware of the combination of hard data, imagination, creativity and collaboration that is necessary to be an effective and successful member of an exploration or development team, regardless of background. Laurie's education in physics and astronomy, and her early career as a seismic processor have given her a respect (and healthy skepticism) of data and data analysis. The integration of all these aspects is her objective in the application of QI workflows.