Seismic Geomorphology and Seismic Stratigraphy – Extracting Geologic Insights from 3D Seismic Data

Henry Posamentier

Instructors: Henry Posamentier
Date: November 07 - 08, 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


Henry W. Posamentier is worldwide consultant in seismic and sequence stratigraphy with a focus on lithofacies prediction risk issues.  He was a Senior Geological Advisor with Chevron Energy Technology Company serving as a worldwide consultant to exploration and development business units on a wide range of geological issues.  Before Chevron, Dr. Posamentier served as Chief Geologist with Anadarko Petroleum and was a senior exploration and research advisor with ARCO and, prior to that, with Exxon production Research Company. Dr. Posamentier has published widely and his research interests have been in the fields of sequence stratigraphy and depositional systems analysis. Most recently, he has employed an interdisciplinary approach to the prediction 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). In 2008 he was awarded the Pettijohn Medal for excellence in sedimentology from the Society for Sedimentary geology (SEPM), the William Smith Medal for contributions to applied and economic aspects of geology from the Geological Society of London in 2010, and the Robert Berg Award for Outstanding Petroleum Research from the AAPG in 2012.


This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data. The overall objective is to present seismic interpretation methods and workflows for reducing risk with regard to prediction of lithology, reservoir compartmentalization, and stratigraphic trapping potential in exploration and production. In addition, correct identification of depositional settings provides necessary context to standard geophysical analyses. 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 (i.e., fluvial, marginal marine, deep-water, shallow-water carbonates) – recognition of those patterns of geological significance is critical to successful application of these workflows
  • discussion, with examples, of pitfalls in interpretation