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GL4529: SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE DIGITAL IMAGING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The subsurface course module will cover the input, storage, management, mapping and image process of seismic dataset. The module will be taught through laboratory practicals supported by short introductory lectures to the seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation and that will cover general theories, methodologies and applications. The laboratory exercises will be based on using and implementing Petrel and Midland Valley's Move software to solve a range of issues and to highlight their use for seismic interpretation and test.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Clare Elizabeth Bond

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GL4521 Basin Analysis & Geophysics (Studied)
  • GL4525 Interpreting the Subsurface (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Basics of reflection seismology. Signal theory and propagation of waves. Reflection seismic acquisition. Seismic processing fundamentals and digital filtering. Seismic interpretation for structures. Reservoir aspects of seismic interpretation. Amplitude analysis. Loading GIS datasets. Collecting digital geological data. Analysis of uncertainties in data collection and interpretation. 3D datasets, using visualisation to understand 3D geometries, and using of restoration software tools to assess the validity of models.

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

  • 2 Computer Practicals during University weeks 25 - 34, 38

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Summative Assessments

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Lab Report: Individual

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During the individual project work there will be drop-in sessions for students to get feedback on their work.

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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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