In this course, geoscientists will review seismic acquisition and processing parameters to determine if the geometry is appropriate for advance processing and/or inversion. The course will focus on specific questions such as frequency content vs. resolution, offsets required for imaging steep dips, near offset distribution and angle gathers, and the challenges of acquiring high-resolution shallow seismic surveys. Students will investigate how seismic acquisition parameters such as geometry, source selection, survey size, and surface exclusions impact seismic imaging, and learn how the decisions made during acquisition directly affect the ability to process and invert the data.
Geoscientists considering processing or inversion, but uncertain if the seismic data is appropriate for the intended purposes.
Students will require a laptop (or workstation) to complete course exercises. Students may either be provided with software for the exercises or access to software hosted on a virtual machine. This will be determined closer to the date of the course. If students are provided with software, licensing will be set up the week prior to the start of the course.
Instructors are Andrea Crook and Stephanie Ross.