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Our public and private training courses help you to get the most out of modern structural analysis techniques. We have designed the courses to meet the challenging and changing demands on the technical skills of geologists and geophysicists as exploration and development moves into more advanced phases. Courses can also be offered in-house at your offices, and can be tailored to your specific day-to-day work requirements.

Getting Started with T7 (1 Day):

This is a new course with a dominantly practical content. It is aimed at new users who require a quick start in using T7. It teaches the most essential components of T7 to the point where a three-dimensional model is interpreted, built, mapped and analysed for compartmentalization in a single day.

No prior experience of T7 or Traptester is necessary.

Key Concepts include visualization, fault and horizon interpretation, framework QC and modelling, prospect map generation and rudimentary fault seal analysis.

Introduction to T7 (3 days):

This popular T7 training course develops and expands the most frequently used workflows leading to fault seal analysis and column height prediction. It is suitable for geologists who have no previous experience of T7/TrapTester and also would be a perfect refresher for those who have not used the software for a while.

In addition to the primary focus, the course covers the key factors that influence any fault seal analysis, namely fault interpretation and framework modelling. Concepts/practices covered include interpreting faults and horizons in 3D seismic, derivation of a geologically robust three dimensional faulted framework model, structural quality control, geometric seal analysis, integration of well data, the SGR method, fault seal calibration and geomechanical risk factors.


Introduction What is T7? Functionality overview, Where T7 fits into your workflow, Essential data and getting help.

Getting Started Creating projects and importing data. Displaying your data.

Building Geological Models Data Editing and conditioning tools. Horizon & Fault surface modelling. Modelling complex fault intersections.

3-D Fault Seal Analysis Overview of main algorithms. Separate lessons for fault seal analysis from well curves only and using detailed reservoir stratigraphy. Column height prediction and pore pressure analysis and calibration.

1-D Fault Seal Analysis Using the Triangle utility to evaluate juxtaposition and seal attribute distribution from well curve data.

Geomodelling in T7 (3 days):

This course describes how to use T7 to create, populate and analyse faults in Geomodels (also known as Geo-Cellular grids or Corner Point Grids). The course is designed for geologists who have no experience of creating Geomodels or who want to learn more about how to create and populate Geomodels from static fault models. The course is also suitable for reservoir engineers who have no previous experience of using T7 for creating Geomodels.

Concepts and practical sessions cover creating a Geomodel, different statistical methods for populating a Geomodel and the workflows for deriving fault transmissibility multipliers for reservoir simulation

Some experience of using T7 or Traptester is preferred but is not essential.


Introduction Introduction to Geomodel Scenarios and Plugins in T7.

Creating a Geomodel Creating a Geomodel from a fault framework model, creating a Geomodel from imported ECLIPSE data files, incorporating well data.

Populating a Geomodel Introduction to Geostatistics, separate exercises for populating a model using Deterministic, Stochastic and Gaussian Simulation Methods, comparison of methods and outcomes.

Fault Analysis & Transmissibility Multipliers Overview of main algorithms for deriving fault permeability & fault-zone thickness. Introduction to Sub-Cell scale fault-zone structure and Upscaling, separate practical lessons for deriving transmissibility multipliers from default and user-defined relationships, automated model runs and bulk export of results.

Fracture Prediction in T7 (3 days):

This course describes how to use Elastic Dislocation (ED) methods for predicting fractures in T7. The course is designed for geologists who want to learn more about how to use ED modelling and/or 3D Stress Analysis for predicting fractures and for fracture reactivation potential. The course is also suitable for reservoir engineers who have no previous experience of using T7 for Fracture Prediction.

Concepts and practical sessions include preparing fault framework models for ED modelling, incorporating rock properties and strain estimates, deriving forward models of fracture patterns for inclusion in reservoir simulations.

Some experience of using T7 or Traptester is preferred but is not essential


Introduction Introduction to Elastic Dislocation (ED) modelling and Stress Analysis, introduction to Fracture Prediction Scenarios and data lists.

Preparing a Framework Model for ED Modelling Making and validating a fault framework model & fault polygons, defining model parameters, rock properties and data input.

ED Modelling Separate exercises for deriving a forward model, conversion of ED model fractures to Fracture Networks, statistical analysis of fractures, comparison and interpretation of model outcomes.

Stress Analysis Overview of 3D stress analysis modelling; comparison of main algorithms for predicting fault reactivation, application to ED modelled fracture networks to predict likelihood of slip and/or dilation.