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Respected sir,
         i am doing research work on miano area my research include 2d seismic stratigraphic structural interpretation of 10 lines i have seg y data as well as more then 6 well data in LAS format i want to interpret the all steps of seismic data same like a exploration companies do. also i am interested to work on reservoir modeling and characterization this area is in lower indus basin onshore can you please suggest me research topic of my thesis?i am waiting your kind reply thanks.

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Hi Fahad,

I hope all is well!

You already have sufficient data. You can perform well tie, mapping and integrate the result by performing reservoir modelling and characterization.

You will have to think out of the box to find an angle in between. Mostly, when you have a seismic data provided by an exploration company, people try to repeat the same thing that has been done on the field and write a thesis. This is not the way your supervisor would like to see and you may also not.

I will suggest that you also think of a research angle in your work such that it has a sort of innovation. Not even big but at least a minute one. A simple way of finding such thing is to write on a piece of paper - what is known in that specific case - and what is not known yet. Then dig the literature around the world for the similar cases and repeat the same. Then find a common point to work on it.

I am sorry that I cannot give you a straightforward answer otherwise, I would have been doing the research everyday! :-)

Cheers, Farrukh

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Farrukh Qayyum

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I would like to answer Geophysical questions with keen interest, specifically exploration related. I want to hear from users for their queries on exploration geophysics/geology. Especially in the discipline of Reservoir Characterization from seismic reflection data. The questions related to basics and interpretational applications would be most welcome. I can also answer queries related to sequence and/or seismic stratigraphy, geology, general geomorphology, seismic geomorphology and other relevant questions. I can not answer the questions related to gravity, magnetic, or resistivity surveying or question related to the fluid dynamics. Such categories are not related to my experience.

Experience

Over eight years in different services with additional case studies of Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, North Sea, Africa and Netherlands offshore.

Organizations
dGB Earth Sciences, The Netherlands.

Publications

4D Wheeler Diagrams: Concept and Applications, Qayyum, F., P. de Groot, N. Hemstra, and O. Catuneanu, 2014, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 404, p. SP404.1, doi:10.1144/SP404.1.

A Modern Approach to Build 3D Sequence Stratigraphic Framework Qayyum, F., Hemstra, N., and Singh, R., 2013, Oil and Gas Journal, vol.111, issue 10.

Dense sets of seismic horizons - A New Approach to Stratigraphic Interpretation Qayyum, F., Hemstra, N., and de Groot, P., 2013, Geophysical Corner, AAPG Explorer, September Issue, 68-69.

Developments and Future Trends in Wheeler Diagrams Qayyum, F., Catuneanu, O., de Groot, P., 2013, 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC, London, UK, June 2013.

HorizonCube and Wheeler Transform Generated, Stratal Packages Identified and Correlated on 7 Regional 2D Seismic Lines McDonough, K.J., Qayyum, F., Bouanga, E., and Pierard, C., Horn, B., Gross, J., Danforth, A., Sterne, E.J., Granath, J., AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition, May 2013

On the horizon, de Groot, P., Qayyum, F., Oilfield Technology, January 2013.

Attributes play important role in seismic interpretation, de Groot, P., Qayyum, F., Hart's E&P Magazine, p. 31-34, October 2012.

From 2D to 4D Wheeler Diagrams, F. Qayyum, P. de Groot, and N. Hemstra, William Smith Meeting 2012, London.

Building a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework from HorizonCube and Well Data F. Qayyum, P. de Groot, J. Yasin 74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, 2012

An old favourite, F. Qayyum and P. de Groot, Oilfield Technology, March 2012.

Using 3D Wheeler diagrams in seismic interpretation the HorizonCube method F. Qayyum, P. de Groot,N. Hemstra First Break 30 (3), 103-109,2012



Education/Credentials
Master in Philosophy with specialization in reservoir characterization by using Sequence Stratigraphy. And master in Geophysics with a case study of Punjab Platform.

Awards and Honors
Position Holder in Academics.

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