NGEA09047U  Interpretation of Reflection Seismic and Wireline Log Data

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc Programme in Geology and 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:

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to

  • 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 and Geoscience or equivalent
The form of teaching is class teaching mixed with lectures and PC based exercises.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
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.
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

See description of learning outcome

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