Exploration Geophysics for Geologists & Engineers


The use of the different geophysical methods (gravity, magnetic, and seismic) in different phases of exploration


This course is designed to provide the non-professional geophysicist an introduction to geophysics as it is applied in petroleum exploration. It provides a general understanding of principles relating to seismic, gravity, and magnetic methods. Beside the principles of these methods, it provides the field acquisition, procedures, data processing and data reduction and methods of interpretation.


    • The main Geophysical methods in petroleum exploration.
    • The Seismic method
    • Principles, wave propagation,
    • Data acquisition,
    • Processing,
    • Interpretation,
    • 3D- seismic, seismic stratigraphy.
    • The Gravity Method
    • Principles
    • The earth’s gravitational field
    • Field operation
    • Data reduction
    • Different gravity maps and sections
    • Interpretation
    • Borehole Gravity
    • The Magnetic Method
    • Principles
    • The earth’s magnetic field
    • Field operation
    • Data Reduction
    • Different magnetic maps and sections
    • Interpretation
    • Aerial Magnetic

    Who Can Benefit?

    Geologists, engineers, technical managers and senior technicians, database personnel, training, human resources, and secretaries.