Geophysicist Subsurface Imaging Induction


Anyone beginning their career as a processing or research geophysicists and needing the complete theoretical background and practical knowledge to launch them into early productivity and autonomy.


The program includes a concentrated curriculum of geophysics fundamentals and a solid introduction to working with the processing software tools.

It begins with a review of the basic geophysical theories. Through classroom presentations or online learning a geological overview is given followed by an introduction to petroleum geology.

Both land and marine acquisition are presented with consideration given to project design, planning, equipment and operations. Environmental factors are discussed.

The role of seismic processing is outlined together with the major steps involved in a typical processing sequence. Interactive tools used for the seismic processing and quality control (QC) are shown.

Using real data participants actively carry out a processing sequence to produce a final migrated product. Exercises, group discussions and question and answer sessions solidify the learning throughout the course.

Technical presentation scenarios enable participants to develop both their technical and presentation skills.

The importance of quality control and project management is presented and emphasized. Finally the more advanced technologies such as SRME demultiple, 4D, wide azimuth, broadband and PSDM are presented.

The main topics covered are:
• The oil and gas cycle
• Basic geophysical theories
• Overview of marine acquisition, equipment and operations
• Overview of land acquisition, equipment and operations
• Introduction to seismic processing and interactive tools
• Using a 3D land or marine data complete a workflow from reformatting to final migration
• Quality control
• Project management fundamentals
• Presentation skill
• More advanced technologies – Broadband, OBC, SRME, 4D
• Depth processing

Learning Objectives

• Obtain an overall background knowledge of geophysics
• Obtain a basic knowledge of typical acquisition
• Understand types of data used in data processing
• Understand ways of viewing/sorting/manipulating seismic data
• Understand concepts of testing processing parameters and controlling outputs
• Become familiar with project management fundamentals
• Increase self-awareness and communication skills


25 days

Number of Participants



Participants should have a geophysical background

Software Used


Course Format

Classroom, presentations, exercises,

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