Dr. Henry Posamentier, Consultant and Past Senior Geological Consultant, Chevron
Mitigating risk with regard to lithology prediction involves aspects of seismic stratigraphy integrated with seismic geomorphology. Pattern recognition (i.e., recognizing those patterns that are geologically significant) coupled with efficient and creative workflows is the key to success. Workflows for efficiently mining 3D seismic data for stratigraphically significant features will be demonstrated, and include horizon and interval attribute extraction, "creative" datuming, horizon (i.e., stratal) slicing, optical stacking, and "channel chasing".
Dr. Henry Posamentier is a well-known consultant to the oil and gas industry, and until 2014, served as Senior Geological Consultant at Chevron. Dr. Posamentier helped pioneer the modern approach to sequence stratigraphy, blending the disciplines of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and depositional systems analysis, largely within the context of oil and gas exploration. During the past decade he pioneered and popularized the discipline of seismic geomorphology, which, when integrated with seismic stratigraphy, leverages both 2D and 3D seismic data to better understand the paleogeographic distribution of lithologies.
Dr. Posamentier has been awarded numerous awards and fellowships from international scientific institutions. He holds a B.S. degree in Geology from City College of New York, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from Syracuse University.