A Practical Understanding of Pre- and Poststack Migration
by John C. Bancroft
Duration: Two to five days
Intended Audience: All levels
Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education Required): This course is designed to be followed by anyone with a broad knowledge of seismic processing. No specific knowledge or background is required as instruction is from basic principles and figures with very little math.
A feature of these courses is the nature in which the material is presented. Most pages in the notes contain a text page on the left with accompanying figures on the right. The concepts are presented in an intuitive graphical manner without detailed mathematics that can obscure the fundamental concepts. Some mathematics is included to illustrate the simplicity of the algorithms. Numerous geometrical constructions are included in the notes to illustrate the simplicity of migration algorithms.
The course is designed for all geophysicists, independent of their background. Each participant will have an understanding of the basic algorithms and should be able to communicate freely between processing specialists and seismic interpreters. Those with computer skills will be able to write their own migration programs.
This version of the course will include laboratory exercises that will evaluate modelling and migration programs.
Poststack Course Description (Three days)
Prestack Course Description (Two days)