Lecture Schedule

Date

Day

Topic

Labs and Problem Sets

 

 

 

Wednesdays 1-4 pm

Jan 20

T

INTRODUCTION:

Principles of Reflection and Refraction Seismology

 

Jan 22

TH

NO CLASS

 

Jan 27

T

THEORY - Stress and Elastic Strain

Intro to Seismic Sections

Jan 29

TH

Wave Propagation I - 1-D waves

 

Feb 3

T

Wave Propagation II - Layered Media

P.S. #1 : Seismic Wave theory

Feb 5

TH

Velocity in Earth Materials & Seismic Events

 

Feb 10

T

Refraction Studies ≠ Field Methods

Refraction Field Exercise

Feb 12

TH

Refraction Studies ≠ Data Analysis

 

Feb 17

T

REFLECTION ACQUISITION ≠ Introduction and Survey Design

P.S. #2: Survey Design

Feb 19

TH

Acquisition - Field Techniques on Land

 

Feb 24

T

Acquisition ≠ Field Techniques - Marine

Saturday, Feb 21:

FIELD LAB ALL DAY

Feb 26

TH

REFLECTION PROCESSING - Introduction

 

March 2

T

MIDTERM EXAM

Data Processing I

March 4

TH

Prestack Processing and Velocity Analysis

 

March 9

T

Common Midpoint Stacking

Data Processing II

March 11

TH

Migration

 

March 23

T

Depth conversion & Data Display Considerations

Data Processing III

March 25

TH

SEISMIC INTERPRETATION - Introduction

 

March 30

T

Structural Analysis

Interpretation - Horizons

April 1

TH

Structure II

 

April 6

T

Seismic Stratigraphy I ≠ clastic sequences

Interpretation  - Complex Structures

April 8

TH

Seismic Stratigraphy II - carbonates

 

April 13

T

Bright Spots, Subtle Traps, etc.

Interpretation -Workstation Techniques

April 15

TH

High-resolution seismic reflection

 

April 20

T

3-D SEISMIC - Introduction

3-D Interpretation  Project

April 22

TH

3-D Acquisition and Processing

 

April 27

T

3-D Interpretation I

3-D Interpretation  Project

April 29

TH

3-D Interpretation II

 

May 4

T

Advanced Techniques - Seismic Attributes, AVO analysis

Project Wrap-up

May 6

TH

Near-surface methods

 

MAY XX

 

FINAL EXAM