Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The main aims of the course are:
1. to understand the principles of interpreting seismic reflection data, including its limitations and potential pitfalls, with specific attention to migration and depth-conversion concepts and techniques, which are the frontier for both academic and industrial geophysical applications; and
2. to practice interpreting seismic reflection data in a geological and structural context on paper sections and in a seismic interpretation workstation environment; and
3. to practice interpreting seismic reflection data in a sequence-stratigraphic context on paper sections and in a seismic interpretation workstation environment.
The course provides Core Knowledge for a career as Geophysicist or Geologist in the industry. It also provides critical understanding of results derived by the practical applications of standard software to real dataset through practicals.
The course topics are:
1. review of seismic reflection acquisition procedures
2. synthetic seismograms and wavelet extraction
3. borehole-to-surface seismic tying
4. picking events and phase correlation
6. identifying faults
7. identifying salt structures and halokinesis
8. recognising seismic facies
9. digitising and contouring
10. learning how to use seismic interpretation workstation/software
11. 3D interpretation principles
12. depth conversion and migration
Thereafter there will be extensive student-led mini-project activity with students using software to build and interrogate geological models.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
A combination of group-based peer-review sessions moderated by the course team, with feedback given after each major task.
A combination of group-based peer-review sessions moderated by the course team, with feedback given after each major task and upon achievement of the intermediate goals.