4D Reservoir Management

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics


Waggoner presents the fundamentals, business drivers, challenges, case studies, workflows and economics of 4D seismic in this 1-day course. Using published case studies, he demonstrates that the challenges facing 4D seismic can and have been overcome, largely through a better understanding of 4D seismic fundamentals and the use of fit-for-purpose seismic acquisition and processing. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Why Attend?

Time-lapse (or 4D) seismic is well on its way to becoming an integral part of oilfield operations. You’ll benefit from this course if you are involved in any phase of reservoir management.

Who Should Attend

This course is for petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, managers, government officials and others wanting to know what time-lapse seismic is and how it can help reservoir management.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


John Waggoner is a principal reservoir engineer with Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services (DCS) in Houston. He holds BS, MS, and PhD in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and worked seven years at Sandia National Laboratories in the Geophysical Technology Department before joining Western Geophysical (later WesternGeco) in London in 1997. Waggoner was 4D Product Champion in WesternGeco/Reservoir Services before joining the Consulting Services group in 2005. In addition to 4D seismic, his experience includes reservoir characterization, artificial lift, and borehole telemetry. During 2000–2001, he served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on the topic “Integrating Time-Lapse (4D) Seismic Data with Reservoir Simulation.” Waggoner’s work now focuses on integrating 4D seismic data with reservoir simulation, and on the use of 3D seismic data for improved reservoir characterization.