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GEOL 476

Introduction to Seismic Interpretation

Geological Sciences College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Fundamental techniques; analyzing seismic reflection data. Reviewing fundamentals of seismic trace and geologic implications. Basic mapping of subsurface structure and stratigraphy.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

What is a seismic wavelet?

Learning Outcome

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

Title

2D Interpretation

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Geologic Implications

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Spatial Intelligence

Learning Outcome

Develop three-dimensional thinking skills.

Title

Facetime I

Learning Outcome

Able to coherently and concisely prepare and present technical presentations from: 1) Scientific articles 2) Seismic interpretation and research

Title

Contouring

Learning Outcome

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

Title

3D Interpretation

Learning Outcome

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