This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data. Participants in the course will be exposed to seismic geomorphologic/stratigraphic workflows and seismically-expressed patterns of depositional architecture applied to both exploration and development in a wide variety of geologic settings ranging from non-marine to marginal marine, shelf and deep water, and will include both clastic as well as carbonate depositional environments. Concepts as well as applications pertaining to seismic-based analyses of depositional systems will be covered in detail through a combination of PowerPoint presentations and live interpretation of 3D seismic data.
Henry W. Posamentier is a geological consultant recently retired from Chevron Energy Technology Company and provides services worldwide to exploration and development teams focusing on lithofacies prediction risk issues. Prior to joining Chevron in 2007, he was with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation where he served as Chief Geologist. Earlier he was with the Atlantic Richfield Co. (1991-2000), Exxon Production Research Co. and Esso Resources Canada, Ltd. (1979-1991), and at Rider University, Assistant Professor of Geology (1974-1979).
Dr. Posamentier's research interests have been in the fields of sequence stratigraphy and depositional systems analysis, where he has published widely. Most recently, he has employed an interdisciplinary approach to the predication of lithofacies distribution through time and space by integrating stratigraphy, geomorphology, and depositional systems analysis, using 3D seismic visualization integrated with borehole data. In 1971-1972, Dr. Posamentier was a Fulbright Fellow to Austria. He has served as an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer to the United States (1991-1992), an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer to the former Soviet Union (1996-1997), an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer to the Middle East (1998-1999), and an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer to Europe (2005-2006). He was awarded the Pettijohn Medal (2008) for excellence in sedimentology from the Society for Sedimentary geology (SEPM), the William Smith Medal (2010) for contributions to applied and economic aspects of geology from the Geological Society of London, and the Berg Medal for outstanding research from AAPG (2012).