Field Geophysicist Induction


New employees assigned to a quality control department on land crews.


This course begins with an introduction to UNIX. Participants become familiar with hardware and software through practice and presentations given throughout the course.
A short field assignment is organized (3 weeks) to an active crew where students are able to visit every department to obtain a thorough understanding of the daily operations on the crew.

Classroom presentations provide practical experience with the software where trainers are available at all times to support the participants’ learning experience. This takes place over 6 weeks and provides both theory and practical classes that include:
• Study of seismic principles
• Field tape processing
• Instrument tests
• Pre-processing
• Positioning QC
• Seismic processing and parameter analysis

Survey planning (2 weeks), mapping (1 week) are another practical aspects of the course.
Health Safety and Environment are also explored within this program, and the theory is reinforced with the experience gained during the field trip.

Learning Objectives

• Be well versed in the daily workings of the IFQC department and details of a daily workflow
• Be familiar with seismic and geophysical terminology used in a field setting
• Understand the challenges of a Quality Control Department
• Gain the technical knowledge required for the position of Field Geophysicist
• Use the methods and software used in a Quality Control Department


65 days

Number of Participants



University degree in mathematics or physics

Software Used

Geovation, Geoland

Course Format

Classroom, site visit, on-the-job, exercises, presentations, group work

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