VIDL Network experience can introduce you to Geological & Geophysical (G&G) Applications, or more specifically, geologic and geophysical modeling. The experience allows you to review some applications of these data or to embark on solving a specific geologic problem.

Geologic modelling, Geological modelling or Geomodelling is the applied science of creating computerized representations of portions of the Earth’s crust based on geophysical and geological observations made on and below the Earth surface. A Geomodel is the numerical equivalent of a three-dimensional geological map complemented by a description of physical quantities in the domain of interest. Geomodelling is related to the concept of Shared Earth Model; which is a multidisciplinary, interoperable and updatable knowledge base about the subsurface.

Geomodelling is commonly used for managing natural resources, identifying natural hazards, and quantifying geological processes with main applications to oil and gas fields, groundwater aquifers and ore deposits. For example, in the oil and gas industry, realistic geologic models are required as input to reservoir simulator model programs, which predict the behavior of the rocks under various hydrocarbon recovery scenarios. A reservoir can only be developed and produced once; therefore, making a mistake by selecting a site with poor conditions for development is tragic and wasteful. Using geological models and reservoir simulation allows reservoir engineers to identify which recovery options offer the safest and most economic, efficient, and effective development plan for a particular reservoir.

The planned courses for this category are:

  • Seismic-Well Tie
  • Seismic Modeling
  • Vertical Seismic Profiling Applications
  • Geosciences for the Non-Geoscientist Series
    • Structural Styles
    • Traps & Sequence Stratigraphy
    • Geophysical Data
    • Geophysical Interpretation
  • Latin America ThrustBelt Atlas
    • Argentina
    • Bolivia
    • Chile
    • Ecuador
    • Peru
    • Venezuela
    • Caribbean