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Fundamentals of Seismic Interpretation

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Course overview

This course is intended for geologists, geophysicists and engineers who want to use seismic data for petroleum exploration and/or production.

The course provides an overview of key principles of seismic stratigraphy and fundamentals knowledge at the basis of an effective seismic interpretation. It will discuss several examples from around the globe aiming to offer an overview of different challenges and complexity associated with variable basin and tectonic settings and depositional environments.

Learning objectives

The participant learns what they can gain from seismic reflection survey, its limitations and pitfalls by interpreting 2D seismic reflection lines from actively producing hydrocarbon areas.

The main course objectives are:

  • Acquire methodology and develop competencies in classic seismic interpretation
  • Relate the subsurface stratigraphy to well data
  • Interpret a seismic line from a geologic, geodynamic, structural and stratigraphic point of view.


The course is designed for

This course is suitable for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers willing to acquire theoretical and practical know-how on classic seismic interpretation, and to understand what information they can gain from seismic reflection data.

Course outline

Seismic interpretation in compressive regimes


Seismic interpretation in strike-slip regimes

Basics of geology


Basics of geophysics


Work flow of interpretation


Seismic interpretation in extensive regimes



Location Start Date End Date Cost Trainer Book
London 2 Dec 2019 6 Dec 2019 £2,950  Dr Maria Enrica Mazzella

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