Borehole Geophysics: Theory and Practice
by Richard D. Kuzmiski
Duration: Two days
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Each participant gains experience in the usage of VSP data, from the exploration design to the final interpretations where real exploration decisions are made. This course is designed for any explorationist who asks the question, "What is the value added to the exploration program?"
Attendees can be interpretive and processing geophysicists, geologists, and geological and production engineers. The bulk of the course is designed around SEG Special Publication #3, VSP Interpretive Processing: Theory and Practice. Several new and expanded topics have been included that go beyond the text. These are updates on acquisition and processing, links to other borehole seismics such as diploe shear logs and crosswell imaging, AVO, 3D P-P and P-SV, TIV and TIH, and Massive VSPs. Data examples are shown for all of the new updates. Throughout the course, the attendees learn and perform detailed interpretations on real datasets. Mathematical explanations are reserved for the textbook appendix, and the mathematical ideas used in the course are explained using conceptual models.