Basic Survey Planning


Any new hire QC field processor.


The course starts with an introduction to seismic survey planning and the presentation of the software.

Using 2D and 3D case studies the participants will explore all facilities offered by the software.

Participants will become familiar with the creation and management of an acquisition survey including:

• Preplanning a survey
• Spread creation, assignment and numbering of points and swaths
• Handling and manipulating SPS data
• Mapping
• Fold calculation and fold recovery
• Output of SPS data

Using basic sequence, participants will understand and generate an acquisition imprint based on the full-fold area, ensuring the respect of migration and acquisition margins.

Different case study examples are provided, allowing students to obtain experience with creating different projects for land, shallow water, vibroseis and explosive surveys.

Project backup and archiving will also be discussed, along with what needs to be completed and delivered at the end of each project.

Learning Objectives

• Understand an acquisition survey design
• Be familiar with the SPS format
• Know which software to use for different field scenarios
• Know how to manipulate SPS using the software in standard and more complex cases


10 days

Number of Participants




Software Used


Course Format

Presentation, classroom exercise

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