Seismic Data Processing: Overview of Methods and Practicalities


The overall objective is to introduce to seismic interpreters and geophysicists the key concepts, principles and practicalities that form the technical basis for value added seismic applications in exploration, field appraisal and reservoir management. Learning objectives are a practical understanding of present day processing methods and their implementation. Emphasis is on practical understanding of seismic acquisition, processing, imaging and technical requirements for extraction of geological and petrophysical information. Data examples, exercises and workshops are used to illustrate key concepts, practical issues and pitfalls as they affect seismic data quality and interpretation. The modular course design allows ready adaptation to shorter or longer versions and direct linkage to advanced treatment of specific topics.




Geophysicists, geologists, petrophysicists, and reservoir engineers who want an introduction to and overview of the seismic method, i.e., of wave phenomena, seismic data acquisition geometries and principles and practicalities of seismic data processing and interpretqation.




  • Classify types of seismic methods used in E&P
  • Understand the role of seismic in the business of the reservoir cycle
  • Explain the basic principles of seismic wave propagation
  • Understand vertical and horizontal resolution of seismic data and factors that affect seismic
  • amplitudes
  • Understand the principles of marine and land seismic acquisition
  • Explain the difference between seismic data and noise
  • Determine the basic parameters that are used in the design of 3D seismic surveys
  • Identify and understand the basic steps required to process seismic data
  • Understand critical issues to be addressed in seismic processing
  • Understand how seismic data is transformed into 3D time or depth images
  • Understand the principles and role of special seismic techniques such as inversion, attributes, AVO, multi-component seismic and 4D methods.



Continuing Professional Development





  • Introduction to Seismic Acquisition
  • Seismic Wave Propagation
  • Signal Analysis
  • Seismic Acquisition Principles
  • Processing workflows
  • Prestack Analysis and Signal CorrectionS
  • Velocity and Velocity Analysis
  • Statics and Near Surface Corrections
  • Migration and Imaging
  • Pitfalls and Quality Assurance
  • Inversion, Attributes, AVO, Multi-component Seismic
  • Wavelet Processing




5 day




London, United Kingdom



19-23 February 2018


Dubai, United Arab Emirates



15-19 April 2018


Houston, Texas, United States



4-8 June 2018





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