This lesson covers seismic methods and their use in the petroleum industry. The lecture presents both land and marine seismic acquisition and processing techniques, and their use in interpretation of local geology. The maps developed from seismic acquisition and interpretation can help to identify structural features and the location of hydrocarbons.
The lesson can begin with a review of the previous lesson's exercise (Introduction to Well Logs), which contains three (3) slides and should take seven (7) minutes to cover. The lecture material has fifteen (15) slides, and will take approximately 35 minutes to present.
This lesson material also contains an exercise in three (3) parts. Part A contains four (4) slides, and takes about 5 minutes to introduce. Part B contains four (4) slides, and takes about three (3) minutes to introduce. Lastly, Part C contains four (4) slides, and will take approximately three (3) minutes to explain.
At the end of the lecture and exercises, the student should be able to:
- Compare land and marine seismic acquisition techniques
- Interpret local geology with use of seismic data
- Visualize ray paths and the corrections that need made before geologic interpretation