Interpretation Workflows and the Toolbox for a Solid Seismic Interpretation

Instructor: Rainer Tonn
Date: Nov. 6 - Nov. 7, 2019
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: TBA

Course Description

This two-day course will touch on all the main aspects which will enable the Geoscientist to deliver a solid seismic interpretation. Supported by examples, interpretation workflows and interpretation pitfalls will be discussed. The concepts of well ties, depth conversion, inversion and AVO analysis will be integrated into this course. Within a two day course the time is limited for a detailed theoretical discussion, therefore, the practical application is put into the foreground.  The course agenda has some flexibility depending on the auditorium, but in principal the following agenda for the 2-day course can be anticipated:

Day 1


The basics of the seismic response
Interpretation domain


Interpretation Workflows - PostStack
Input and QC
Well Ties
Structural/Fault interpretation

Day 2


Interpretation Workflows - PostStack
Depth Conversion
PSDM and 'conventional' DC
Procedures and limitations
Interpretation Workflows - PreStack
Input and QC


Interpretation Workflows - PreStack


Rainer Tonn is a ‘Leading Geophysicist’ with Statoil Canada Ltd. After finishing his Diploma and Doctorate at the University of Kiel in Germany he joined Wintershall in 1989. After four years of exploring for hydrocarbons in Germany and North Africa, Rainer moved to Canada and later to Argentina to work for Wintershall’s OPCOs. In 2000 he joined Pan Canadian, later EnCana, and explored for six years the Canadian East Coast. Before he started interpreting oilsands projects for Statoil in 2009, Rainer enjoyed three years of North Sea Exploration with Oilexco. In 2012 he moved to Norway, where he was responsible for Statoil’s global geophysical work processes. Since 2014 Rainer is located in St. John’s. Rainer’s special interest is the reduction of exploration/development risk with advanced seismic interpretation techniques.