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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr David Iacopini

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

  • 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

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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