Seismic Interpretation


This course is suitable for geologists, geophysicists and engineers who have a basic understanding of exploration methodologies.


- Seismic Geophysics: Seismic waves, Normal Reflection, Acoustic Impedance, Reflection Coefficients, Wavelets, Vertical / Horizontal Resolution, Thinnest beds to be resolved

- Seismic Data: Seismic, Well data, Non-seismic geophysical data

- Acquisition & Processing: Land and marine Seismic Acquisition and Processing

- Incorporating Geological Information: Surface geology and other geophysical methods

- Picking and Mapping Horizons: Reflection, Interpretation pitfalls, Migration effects, Mapping

- Structural Interpretation: Structural geology terminology, Classification of structures

- Sequence Stratigraphy: Controls and basic concepts, Parasequence sets and flooding surfaces, Sequences and systems tracts

- Seismic Stratigraphic Analysis: Recognition of Sequences in Seismic

- Advanced Seismic Interpretation Techniques: Post-stack amplitude analysis, Seismic attributes, Surface attributes, Other techniques, AVO, Impedance inversion

- Depth Conversion: Estimates of depth on seismic data, time / depth data from wells and stacking velocities

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide geoscientists the skills necessary to understand the full seismic workflow from acquisition and processing through to advanced interpretation techniques and depth conversions, as well as understanding the theory behind seismic geophysics.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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