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GL5533: FIELD GEOPHYSICAL DATA ACQUISITION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:00


Course Overview

This module focuses on the design, implementation and quality control of geophysical data acquisition in the field. The theory and practical aspects of modern data collection for seismic reflection, seismic refraction, magnetic, resistivity, gravity, electro-magnetic (EM) and passive seismology will be taught so that the students will be equipped to plan and undertake their own geophysical experiments focusing on a variety of geophysical targets. The use of a variety of geophysical equipment in the field will form a significant component of this module.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Cornwell

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

1. Fieldwork Safety
2. Factors controlling geophysical survey design
3. Acquisition and processing of gravity and magnetic data
4. Role of EM, resistivity, gravity and magnetic methods in the hydrocarbon industry
5. Familiarity with geophysical field acquisition and associated data processing and interpretation
6. Self potential, fixed and moving source resistivity methods
7. Physical basis of electro-magnetic (EM) technique, EM and magnetotelluric surveying, GPR (ground penetrating radar methods)
8. 2D and 3D seismic reflection acquisition
9. Passive seismology arrays for imaging and monitoring
10. Structure and context of geophysical reports
11. Extended field class; processing and interpretation of data on the fieldwork campaign

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Geophysics

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

There are in-course exercises for formative feedback. The summative element consists of two exercises, totalling 60% of the assessment, and an examinations (40%). The exercises are: 1. a workbook recording practical work throughout the whole course (30%), and 2. an assigned exercise (30%). The examination will be by multiple choice and will be computer-marked.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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