Outline of Course

INTRODUCTORY PRINCIPLES

Basic Background Geology
- Composition of the earth’s crust and rock types
- Sedimentary basins and depositional environments
- Fundamentals of oil and gas accumulations
- Characteristics of hydrocarbon traps
- Role of seismic in the exploration cycle

Characteristics of Seismic Sections
- Types of displays and scales
- Shotpoints, CDPs and traces
- Inlines and crosslines
- Time slices
- Chair displays
- Exercise: Seismic sections and noise

Fundamental Seismic Principles:
- Modes of sound energy propagation
- Compressional and shear waves
- Acoustic impedance and reflection coefficients
- Interval and average velocities
- Characteristics of the seismic wavelet
- Bandwidth
- Vertical and lateral resolution
- Exercise: How small can we see?

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