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An Introduction to Offshore Seismic Data Acquisition

GeoLogica Limited
Course summary
8 hours
650 USD
English
Full time
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

An Introduction to Offshore Seismic Data Acquisition

Participants will learn the steps necessary to plan successful offshore seismic acquisition projects, and also how to work with contractors to ensure that projects are executed safely and according to plan.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Intended for early career geoscientists and technical support staff who routinely work with seismic data and who desire to manage seismic acquisition projects and nteract effectively with data acquisition professionals.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Revisit the fundamental principles of seismic wave propagation.
  • Review seismic vessel and equipment options for data acquisition and logistics in different marine environments.
  • Understand key project parameters required to design a successful project.
  • Review the bid tender process and be able to recommend contract specifications.
  • Outline a management plan for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.
  • Appreciate the importance of employing qualified field QC personnel to ensure the successful completion of data acquisition projects.

Training Course Content


  1. Review of seismic wave propagation
  2. Establish project objectives
  3. Seismic vessels
  4. Source and recording equipment considerations for geophysical objectives and different operational environments
  5. Why broadband recording is important
  6. Project design issues
    • Resolution limits
    • Sampling
    • Migration aperture
    • Trace density
    • Azimuth and offset requirements for optimal imaging
  7. Health, Safety and Environmental concerns (in particular for marine mammals)
  8. Bidding process and interaction with contractors
  9. QC and supervision

Course delivery details

  • 8am-12pm CDT
  • Two 4-hour interactive online sessions presented over 2 days (mornings in North America and afternoons in Europe). A digital manual and exercise materials will be distributed to participants before the course. Some reading and several exercises are to be completed by participants off-line.
  • Multiple choice quizzes will be utilized to reinforce learnings.

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Providing world-class training for the energy industry, GeoLogica is an experienced team with an extensive network of tutors and instructors on their books. Their expertise spans both subsurface training for the oil and gas industry, as well as training aimed...


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Oxford Point, 19 Oxford Road
BH8 8GS Bournemouth Dorset

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