Seismic Acquisition and Processing - From Basics to Modern Concepts

HOT Engineering
Course summary
5 days
4,950 USD
Corporate Training for Teams
Next available date: 08/11/2020 - Doha
Course Dates
08/11/2020   (English)
4,950 USD
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Seismic Acquisition and Processing - From Basics to Modern Concepts

Seismic Acquisition and Processing - From Basics to Modern Concepts

The acquisition and processing of seismic data is indispensable for any successful exploration and production project. It is essential to know what additional information a newly acquired or re-processed vintage seismic dataset can deliver to the interpreter or reservoir engineer. Nevertheless, many users of seismic data are unfamiliar with seismic design principles and data processing. Moreover the many developments in recent years have led to complex and sometimes confusing terminology.

This course is intended to give you a sound understanding of the essentials of seismic acquisition and processing and shows how this understanding can help you in your day-to-day work.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • A geologist, geophysicist or petroleum engineer, who uses seismic data in daily work and who wants to know about the potential and limitations of seismic data depending on the used acquisition parameters and processing workflows.
  • A geoscientist or manager involved in seismic acquisition and processing projects, as the acquired knowledge will help in the tender process and operational phase of seismic acquisition and processing projects.

Training Course Content

At the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the possibilities but also pitfalls and limitations of seismic data acquisition and processing projects. With that foundation, you will feel confident to:

  • Evaluate basic survey parameters for seismic acquisition
  • Judge the relative importance of seismic acquisition parameters for specific geologic targets
  • Distinguish between different seismic acquisition proposals based on provided survey parameters
  • Perform basic QC and parameter evaluation for seismic processing projects
  • Evaluate a processing sequence for seismic data processing tenders
  • Better interact with experts in the fields of seismic acquisition and processing
  • Assure optimal use of financial resources


  • Overview and introduction
  • Elementary theoretical concepts
    - Seismic wave propagation, reflection and transmission
    - Approximate concepts: acoustic waves, rays and the convolutional model
  • Sampling and aliasing components of seismic acquisition projects
  • Target oriented seismic survey design - 2D and 3D surveys
  • Source and receiver parameters and configurations
  • Seismic acquisition timeline - from design to operations
  • Signal processing fundamentals
  • Pre-processing
    - Seismic-navigation merge
    - De-signature, zero phasing
    - Noise removal - swell and de-spike
    - Gain recovery
    - Deconvolution
    - Multiple removal - SRME
    - Data regularisation and interpolation
    - Velocity analysis, NMO and stack
  • Pre-stack time migration
  • Post-processing
  • Depth imaging and tomography
  • Novel acquisition and processing methods
    - Wide azimuth survey geometries
    - Simultaneous source acquisition
    - COV processing
    - Three components - aspects of ocean bottom processing
    - Full wave form inversion concepts


The course fee includes tuition, course material, refreshments and lunch per session day and a 100 EURO non-refundable registration fee. Course fees do NOT include accommodation or living costs.

This course utilises computers. Additional computer fee: 250 EUR +VAT (Vienna session) / 250 USD (Doha session).

Applicable taxes will be added.

The course is held at a top quality hotel with excellent meeting facilities.

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