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Geophysics Courses and Training

Geophysics is the study of natural earth substances and the physical properties and processes of their formation. Training courses in geophysics include several specialisations in fluid dynamics, magnetic, physics, plate tectonics and soil properties along with the study of natural substances. After completion of these courses, professionals will be able to work in engineering, manufacturing and R&D firms.

Professionals completing degrees in geophysics will find jobs in various fields of scientific and environmental specialties. These geophysics courses are ideal for professionals working in the oil and gas sectors including drilling engineers and scientists.

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PetroSkills is the world leader for oil and gas training with more than 1000 public and in house training sessions each year. Programmes are delivered by over 200 experienced instructors, who train over 335,000 participants  throughout the world.

Basic Geophysics - BGP - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The course is designed to familiarize...
Basic Geophysics
PetroSkills
40 days
3,900 USD
Distance
This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy. Each PetroAcademy offering integrates multiple learning activities, such as self-paced e-Learning, virtual...
Basic Geophysics - BGP
PetroSkills
         
(20)
5 days
3,940 USD
Multiple (2)
This course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the data and what they specifically...
Geophysical Reservoir Characterisation
HOT Engineering
         
(2)
5 days
2,631 GBP
Multiple (3)
In this training programme Hydrocarbon reservoirs are described by site specific models representing all aspects of geometry, rock and fluid...
Geophysics for Subsurface Professionals
Nautilus
         
(12)
4 days
3,892 USD
Houston
This course will provide non-geophysicists, especially those who are managing or supervising assets, with a practical understanding of what the...
Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion - SVDC - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Seismic data is acquired in time...
Seismic Acquisition Technology in a Regulatory Era - SATR
PetroSkills
         
(10)
5 days
4,040 USD
Houston
Around the world, we are in an age of increasingly more stringent challenges for seismic acquisition to meet regulatory requirements....
Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology - SSD
PetroSkills
         
(3)
5 days
4,240 USD
Multiple (2)
This course is designed for those working with reflection seismic data to understand and appreciate the underlying principles and processes...
Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology - SSD - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. This course is designed for those...
Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion - SVDC
PetroSkills
         
(9)
5 days
4,040 USD
Multiple (4)
Seismic data is acquired in time - the time taken for the sound to travel from the source to reflectors...
Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir Characterization - ASAF - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The course is designed to enable...
Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir Characterization - ASAF
PetroSkills
         
(4)
5 days
4,440 USD
Houston
The course is designed to enable you to perform professional geophysical work to evaluate fractured reservoirs and/or reservoirs that require...
Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy: A Sequence-Wavelet Analysis Exploration-Exploitation Workshop - ADS - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Seismic stratigraphy is a powerful tool...
Seismic Positioning Data Management - SPDM
PetroSkills
2 days
2,400 USD
Houston
While both seismic navigation and trace data topics are covered, there is a greater focus on the geo-spatial component of...
Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy: A Sequence-Wavelet Analysis Exploration-Exploitation Workshop - ADS
PetroSkills
         
(5)
5 days
4,400 USD
Multiple (2)
Seismic stratigraphy is a powerful tool for exploration and exploitation, especially when the rock-fluid information within the seismic wavelet (reflection...
Seismic Interpretation - SI1 - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Can I observe the reservoir on...
AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications - AVO
PetroSkills
         
(9)
5 days
4,140 USD
Multiple (3)
The subject of direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO has rapidly expanded to include AVO inversion, offset AVO inversion, and 4D...
AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications - AVO - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The subject of direct hydrocarbon indicators...
3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization - SARC
PetroSkills
         
(12)
5 days
4,240 USD
Multiple (2)
The primary objective of this course is to gain an intuitive understanding of the kinds of seismic features that can...
Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional Plays - FAMS
PetroSkills
         
(6)
5 days
4,440 USD
Houston
For surface seismic, participants will learn to evaluate azimuthal seismic in fractured reservoirs or resource intervals needing hydro-fracturing. The course...
3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization - SARC - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The primary objective of this course...
Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: A Basin Scale Regional Exploration Workshop - ISS - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. One of the most revolutionary, most...
Seismic Interpretation - SI1
PetroSkills
         
(12)
5 days
4,040 USD
Multiple (3)
Can I observe the reservoir on seismic? How large is the reservoir? Did the well cut a fault? Can seismic...
Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: A Basin Scale Regional Exploration Workshop - ISS
PetroSkills
5 days
4,190 USD
Multiple (3)
One of the most revolutionary, most effective, yet most under-utilized tools introduced into exploration this century is that of seismic...
Introduction to Sequence Stratigraphy
HOT Engineering
Worldwide
The Introduction to Sequence Stratigraphy is designed to cover the fundamental principles of sequence stratigraphy and includes a brief history...
Depth Conversion Methods and Pitfalls
Nautilus
         
(31)
5 days
3,805 GBP
London
This is a course for practicing seismic interpreters tasked with creating depth maps for volumetrics and well planning. Time is...
The Essentials of Rock Physics and Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
Nautilus
         
(6)
4 days
2,572 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course focuses on the construction and application of first-order models in seismic amplitude interpretation and through this promotes the...
Microseismic Monitoring in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs
HOT Engineering
2 days
2,100 EUR
Vienna
Microseismic monitoring became a broadly used tool for oil and gas unconventional and also conventional production. Its use ranges from...
Depth Conversion and Seismic Velocity Model: An Applied Workshop
HOT Engineering
3 days
2,490 EUR
Vienna
Exploration data sets are generally expressed in time (seismic data) and depth (well data) and it is up to the...
Professional Level Rock Physics and Seismic Amplitude Interpretation (AVO and Seismic Inversion)
Nautilus
         
(11)
3 days
1,929 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course focuses on the role of log-based rock physics within seismic interpretation, with the objective of getting the attendees...
Workflows for Seismic Reservoir Characterisation
Nautilus
4 days
2,496 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course provides participants with the skills to analyse and create workflows to achieve specific seismic reservoir characterisation objectives. The...
Interpretation of 3D Seismic Data
Nautilus
         
(29)
4 days
2,572 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course is designed to give a broad-based knowledge and understanding of the key seismic interpretation techniques relevant to subsurface...
Introduction to Seismic Interpretation
Nautilus
         
(8)
5 days
3,613 GBP
Multiple (2)
For petrotechnical professionals seeking to gain a practical knowledge and understanding of the techniques and concepts used in the seismic...
Seismic Data Processing; Principles and Best Practices
Nautilus
5 days
5,095 USD
Houston
For geophysicists seeking to gain a practical knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques used in land and marine...
A Practical Introduction to Geological Interpretation of 3D Seismic Data
Nautilus
         
(7)
5 days
3,640 GBP
London
This course raises the quality of geological thinking using the medium of 3D seismic data. It enables seismic interpreters to...
Seismic Tools for Unconventional Reservoirs
Nautilus
         
(4)
4 days
4,076 USD
Houston
E & P professionals completing this course will understand the theory and the practical application of multi-azimuth PP 3D surface...
A Practical Introduction to Seismic Inversion
Nautilus
         
(8)
4 days
2,890 GBP
Multiple (2)
This practical course explains the principles and practice of inversion of seismic reflection data to yield a variety of volume...
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Fundamentals of Geophysics

One of the essential features of geophysics is that its theories can be applied in the extraction of natural resources and mitigation of natural hazards along with the use of environmental protection measures. There are many other important outcomes of geophysics courses such as the ability to locate and analyse reservoirs, locate groundwater, and determine soil properties and composition. Many construction projects and engineering firms use geophysics to assess sites for environmental remediation and establishment of structures. Geophysics is an interdisciplinary subject that includes the study of earth’s materials and soils along with elements of physics, astronomy, biology and other earth sciences.

The study of geophysics often intersects with other interesting areas of science such as the study of gravity as well as the heat flow and sources of heat, radioactivity, vibrations, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, mineral physics and fluid dynamics.

Geophysics Courses

Professional training courses in geophysics instill students with in-depth skills and knowledge of core physical laws of geophysics, earth sciences and research developments in writing and other professional endeavours. This includes important concepts such as geodesy, geomagnetism, time series analysis, applied geophysics, seismology and more.

Geophysics courses are pursued by oil and gas professionals as well. These courses come in different formats, including traditional classroom settings, online courses and onsite project management courses. Online courses give professionals the flexibility to attend classes and exams at any time including the convenience of revisiting course materials at a later point.

Geophysics Courses for Oil and Gas Professionals

Geophysics is important when it comes to drilling for oil and gas. Geophysicists are experts whose knowledge is essential in finding natural resources and safely extracting them from the ground. By taking geophysics courses, these professionals can ensure that they are up to date on the most recent practices and technology within the industry.

Geophysics courses targeted towards oil and gas professionals include subjects such as AVO, Seismic Inversion, Seismic Stratiography, Imaging and Modelling, and IC.

Geophysics courses are available for many different types of professionals in the oil and gas industry. Some common applicants include geophysicists, process engineers, process control managers, geologists, drillers, construction managers, production operators, electrical, and mechanical engineers.

Prospects and Applications of Geophysics

Considered one of the most important branches of science, geophysics has a wide range of applications. The theories and studies used in geophysics are used in environmental and developmental projects such as landfill imaging, well logging, archaeological field studies, forensic investigations, seismic monitoring and predicting hazards such as tremors, earthquakes, tsunamis and construction site building essentials.

Qualifications in geophysics help professionals occupy job positions such as lecturers, researchers and geophysicists. Professionals furthering their knowledge with geophysics courses will develop their technical skills in earth sciences studies and management.