2019 Introduction to Seismic Acquisition (CSEG)

Course Description

This course will provide a practical understand of land seismic acquisition. In this hands-on course, students will participate in all aspects of planning and implementing 2D and 3D seismic surveys.

The course will cover:

  • Seismic survey objectives
  • Input data required for design analysis
  • 2D design & parameter selection
  • 3D design & parameter selection
  • Survey layout with a focus on surface modeling
  • Seismic acquisition equipment
  • Field implementation
  • Acquisition QC

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply basic seismic acquisition design techniques
  • Recommend 2D & 3D parameters that meet imaging objectives
  • Apply basic surface modeling concepts
  • Understand various components of field operations
  • Have an awareness of how seismic acquisition affects processing, interpretation, and QI

Both paper and computer-based course exercises will be completed. For the computer-based exercises, students are encouraged to bring a laptop with the following minimum requirements:

  • Memory: 8 GB or more preferred
  • Hard Drive: 50 GB free space
  • Video Card: 256 MB with 32-bit Color Quality (must support Open GL 4.0)
  • CPU: 64-bit 1.8 GHz or better.
  • Quad-Core (or more) preferred Microsoft Excel or an equivalent spreadsheet program

Instructor is Andrea Crook.