Seismic Data Interpretation


Teaches how to interpret seismic sections and maps to develop leads and prospects.


This course of Seismic Data Interpretation will give an understanding from the fundamentals of the seismic system to develop a geologic model and prepare the seismic and geological subsurface maps. It also relates the subsurface stratigraphy to well data. It intensifies the structural style and stratigraphic framework from seismic data.


    • The seismic method.
    • Basic seismic wave principles.
    • Importance of the seismic method.
    • Seismic field operations and field parameters.
    • The seismic source and deconvolution.
    • 2-D and 3-D seismic data–guiding principles for designing and interpretation of seismic surveys.
    • Strategraphic patterns in seismic data.
    • Sands.
    • Edge of shelf.
    • Flanks of growing structure.
    • Barriers bars.
    • Valley fill.
    • Hill flanks & submarine fans.
    • Carbonates (Reefs).
    • Unconformity.
    • Interpretation methods – an overview.
    • Relation of geology to the seismic expression.
    • Structural interpretation method.
    • Interpretation by modeling techniques.
    • Lithological interpretation.
    • Processing for seismic stratigraphic interpretation.
    • Quantitative interpretation of stratigraphic traps.
    • Seismic stratigraphy interpretation.
    • Direct hydrocarbon indicators, amplitude vs. offset (AVO), bright spot.

    Who Can Benefit?

    Geologists, geoscientists and petroleum engineers.