Distinguished Instructor Short Course

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A one-day course with a prominent geophysicist, including textbook

The SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight-hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest. The SEG DISC is presented at over 25 locations each year around the world.

2016 DISC

3C Seismic and VSP: Converted Waves and Vector Wavefield Applications

James Gaiser

3C seismic applications provide enhanced rock property characterization of the reservoir that can complement P-wave methods.  The continued interest in converted P- to S-waves (PS-waves) and vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) has resulted in the steady development of advanced vector wavefield techniques.  

The course will give an overview of 3C seismic theory and practical application: from fundamentals of PS-waves and VSPs, through to acquisition and processing including interpretation techniques.  The emphasis will be on unique aspects of vector wavefields, anisotropy, and the important relationships that unify S-waves and P-waves.  Various applications and case studies will demonstrate image benefits from PS-waves, elastic properties from joint inversion of amplitude variations with offset/angle (AVO/A), and VSP seismic methods for improved reservoir characterization.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for geophysicists, geologists and engineers. The emphasis is on practical understanding and application of vector wavefields, thus a basic prerequisite knowledge of P-waves is assumed. The course would be most relevant to those currently involved with, or considering the use of AVO/A inversion, fracture/stress characterization analyses, or interpretation in gas-obscured reservoirs.

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