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Course Overview

By the end of the course, the student should:

1. Understand the theory of seismic signal description

2. Appreciate the main processes involved in a typical seismic data-processing suite

3. Understand the basic concepts of seismic stratigraphy

4. Be able to construct synthetic seismograms and explain the principles on which they are based

5. Be able to explain, and illustrate with examples, the concepts of seismic modelling

6. Be able to define, and illustrate with examples, the different types of seismic attributes

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr David Iacopini

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Geophysics: The seismic reflection method, principles of seismic acquisition, processing, basic interpretation, pitfalls, attributes and their interpretation. Petrophysics: All standard wireling log tools, log suites, lithologic determination from cross-plots, computerised log analysis, DST, RFT and pressure testing.

Further Information & Notes

Acceptance on MSc Integrated Petroleum Geology required

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

6 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Formative Assessment




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