EAGE Student Lecturer Europe 2018-2019

Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

"Probabilistic Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Properties"

Summary

Seismic Probabilistic seismic methods, based on a Bayesian framework, for the estimation of reservoir properties are beginning to be used by the industry. As uptake increases there is much to learn. How should we pre-condition the seismic data? How can we quantify all the uncertainties? What precisely are we able to estimate? How can we best represent the posterior uncertainties? How can we make the most use of the products in an extended workflow, for example for reservoir modelling? I will explain the basis of probabilistic seismic inversion for reservoir properties, show examples and address some of the questions being posed.

Content: European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers

Biography

Patrick retired from BP in 2015 as their Senior Advisor for Geophysical Analysis. During his career he has had positions in technology management, R&D project leadership, analysis and interpretation in exploration and appraisal teams, programming and data processing. He was a 2010 SEG Distinguished Lecturer, a 2007 EAGE Distinguished Lecturer and was awarded the 2001 SEG Virgil Kaufman Gold Medal for his development of elastic impedance. He now works as in independent consultant primarily providing training courses in seismic reservoir characterization.

Content: European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers

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