NGEA09047U  Interpretation of Reflection Seismic and Wireline Log Data

Volume 2017/2018
Education

MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Content

Overview of the potential for interpretation of Earth structure at all depth scales based on interpretation of reflection seismic data, theoretical and practical aspects of reflection seismic interpretation, theoretical and practical aspects of wireline log interpretation, integrated interpretation of digital seismic and wireline data.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge:

  • reflection seismics and theoretical and practical aspects of reflection seismic interpretation
  • wireline log - theoretical and practical aspects of interpretation
  • integrated interpretation of digital seismic and wireline data


Skills:

  • demonstrate an overview of the potential of reflection seismic interpretation to studies of the Earth interior at all depth scales
  • integrate reflection seismic data and wireline log data in a joint interpretation
  • construct depth- and iso-pach map.


Competences:

  • understand and work with reflection seismic methods, including seismic and sequence stratigraphy
  • lithospheric reflections, interpretation of seismic surveys by loop interpretation, pitfalls in seismic interpretation, attribute analysis, and construction of depth and iso-core maps
  • understand the principles of interpreting standard wireline logs, including the widely used types of wireline logs, lithology reconstruction from logs, and electrosequence analysis and sequence analysis
  • demonstrate full understanding of the integration the two methods, construction of depth- and iso-pach maps, and the ability to describe the geological evolution of a study area
  • give an overview of the potential of reflection seismic interpretation to studies of the Earth interior at all depth scales.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent is recommended.
The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, during course
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Re-exam

Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Total
  • 206