Modeling and Computation of Static Solutions


The course is designed for those involved in land processing and requiring the knowledge and skills to carry out static computation.


This program begins with a general review of statics, their type, datum planes, computation methods and application. Participants will learn how to derive the first breaks and verify the geometry, plus how to calculate the different statics types in the various near surface conditions. Using the first-breaks participants will model the weathering layer by multilayering or tomographic inversion and subsequently derive the statics.

The main topics covered are:

• Overview of Static
• Seismic preconditioning and loading to the interactive package
• Pick the first-break interactively and via a batch module
• Linear move-out corrected seismic, the refractor velocity optimization and update
• Source-receiver azimuth first-break stacks for shot or receiver repositioning and repositioning quality control (QC)
• First break stacks and primary static determination and quality control (QC)
• In areas of complex near-surface structure, building a layered velocity/depth model by using near surface control points. Update interactively using linear model inversion (LMI) and alternatively tomographic inversion. Compute statics corrections
• Incorporate the available auxiliary uphole information in the depth, velocity layered model generation prior to inversion and static model generation

Learning Objectives

• Able to define statics and the various types
• Be capable of deriving first breaks
• Know how to calculate the primary statics corrections from the refraction arrivals stacks
• Able to determine the positioning errors SP/receivers from the refraction arrival stack
• to incorporate the auxiliary geological information into the near surface model and calculate the primary statics
• Understand how to build a near surface model using control points, iteratively update the model using LMI and tomographic inversion and calculate the primary statics corrections
• Know how to use the uphole information to build a near surface model and calculate the primary statics


3 days

Number of Participants



Participants should have a basic knowledge of static correction fundamentals

Software Used

Fbpick, GeOlympus, Geovation

Course Format

Classroom, presentations, exercises

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