Seismic Geomorphology

Instructors: Henry Posamentier
Date: November 08 - 09, 2018
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 course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data. The overall objective is to present methods for reducing risk with regard to prediction of lithology, reservoir compartmentalization, and stratigraphic trapping potential in exploration and production using seismic data. Specifically, the participant will be shown:

  • workflows designed to facilitate extraction of stratigraphic insights from 3D seismic data

  • techniques for 3D seismic geomorphologic/stratigraphic analyses

  • numerous examples of various depositional systems in various depositional settings


Henry W. Posamentier is a Geological Consultant recently retired from Chevron Energy Technology Company. He currently consults for numerous companies worldwide, 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). Most recently (2008) he was awarded the Pettijohn Medal 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 Robert R. Berg award for outstanding research from AAPG (2012).