Course Detail
Units:
1.5
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: GEO 6520.
Description
Meets with GEO 5525. This third course in the Petroleum Industry Career Path (PICP) covers the basic principles of geologic interpretation of seismic reflection data, including the basics of acquisition and processing, and potential pitfalls that all seismic interpreters should consider. Laboratory and in-class exercises will use real petroleum industry software and datasets - including both 2D paper lines and experience with 3D workstation data - and emphasize practical applications of theories introduces in class. Labs will cover integration of outcrop and well-log data with seismic data (including synthetics), mapping and contouring techniques, and fundamentals of seismic stratigraphy, all with direct implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Offered first half of spring semester.