Advanced Seismic Data Acquisition & Processing

Trainer(s): Jaap Mondt
Duration: 40 hrs (Blended learning)

Business context

The aim of the course is to explain, using "Blended Learning", modern ways of acquiring and processing 3D seismic data. Power-point presentations and videos will introduce various aspects of acquisition and processing, but the emphasis is on computer-based exercises. 



Who should attend

All those involved in either designing or supervising acquisition and processing with emphasis on the appropriateness in view of the exploration and production objectives, hence, asset geologists and geophysicists, acquisition and processing experts.

An understanding of the role of Geophysics in the context of exploration and production and a good foundation in Geology, Geophysics & Physics. A pre-requirement quiz can be taken to check whether their knowledge of Geology and Geophysics is sufficient to follow the course.

Course content

The lectures and exercises deal with the fundamentals of wave propagation, survey design, resolution requirements, different acquisition strategies (sparse, hybrid and areal geometry, Blended sources, coil geometry, symmetric sampling), sampling and aliasing, velocities, frequency & wavenumber domain, time and depth imaging, Full-Waveform Inversion, illumination & Point-Spread-Functions, Time-Depth Conversion using raytracing, Anisotropy, Machine Learning as a tool to assist processing.

Learning, methods and tools

At the end of the course participants will have a clear idea how optimum acquisition and processing should be done. This will be evident from the examples shown and the exercises. The Blended Learning courses is based on an user-friendly courses management system called Moodle.

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