Introduction to Seismic Interpretation

Introduction to Seismic Interpretation
Fundamental techniques; analyzing seismic reflection data. Reviewing fundamentals of seismic trace and geologic implications. Basic mapping of subsurface structure and stratigraphy.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGEOL 370 & GEOL 375
 ProgramsContaining GEOL 476
Course Outcomes

What is a seismic wavelet?

Understand and able to explain what a reflection wavelet is. i.e. polarity, phase and amplitude

2D Interpretation

Able to identify and interpret, using colored pencils, seismic reflectors on a set of intersecting 2D seismic lines.

Geologic Implications

Uses geologic knowledge to infer structure and stratigraphy from seismic reflection data.

Spatial Intelligence

Develop three-dimensional thinking skills.

Facetime I

Able to coherently and concisely prepare and present technical presentations from:

1) Scientific articles

2) Seismic interpretation and research


Generation of a hand-drawn time-structure map using the interpretation generated in Learning Outcome "2D Interpretation"

3D Interpretation

Learning of 3D interpretation software. Able to interpret 3D data and generate digital time-structure map.