3D Land Processing


The course is designed for those with little or no 3D land processing knowledge and requiring the skills to carry out a 3D sequence.


This program uses the geovation software processing package to process a 3D land seismic dataset through the wide range of subjects spanning a basic time processing sequence. It includes parameter testing and quality control in order to develop the processing sequence.

Participants reformat the SEG-D data; verify the SPS field data using the interactive tools and apply the geometry. Focusing on the near-surface, and the impact it has on the data quality, statics are determined. Noise is reviewed and surface consistent techniques, shot, receiver and cross-spread domains noise attenuation or 3D linear and random noise is applied as appropriate. Velocities and mutes are derived using suitable applications. Participants learn to manipulate the data between domains and come to understand the domain appropriate for each process. After multiple removal and regularization a Kirchhoff pre-stack migration is performed followed by post migration and stack processing.

The main topics covered are:

• Initialization of the production flow in Geodesk, profile tables building
• Reformat seismic data to internal format; quality control (QC) of the raw shots and attributes
• Geometry update and quality control (QC)
• Statics, computation of elevation statics, computation of refraction statics using tomography
• Denoise; de-spiking, frequency dependent noise removal, ground roll removal, random noise attenuation, parameter testing and QC
• Surface consistent amplitude correction and deconvolution
• Velocity Analysis, residual statics computation
• Demultiple techniques and tauq radon demultiple
• Bin centering and fold harmonization
• Pre-stack migration
• Post migration automatic dense residual move-out, muting and stack
• Acquisition foot print removal, Residual coherent and random noise removal, TVF and spectral balancing

Learning Objectives

• Complete a basic 3D land sequence from reformatting, through migration and post processing
• Be aware of the method to design and implement a testing plan
• Understand the different processing domains
• Be confident using the interactive tools
• Understand the steps of managing a processing workflow, job building, submitting, quality control and data management


15 days

Number of Participants



Participants should have a geophysical background and be equipped with a basic proficiency in using the software and interactive applications

Software Used


Course Format

Classroom, presentations, exercises,

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