Seismic Data Processing: Overview of Methods and Practicalities

The overall objective is to introduce to seismic interpreters and geophysicists the key concepts, principles and practicalities that form the technical basis for value added seismic applications in exploration, field appraisal and reservoir management. Learning objectives are a practical understanding of present day processing methods and their implementation. Emphasis is on practical understanding of seismic acquisition, processing, imaging and technical requirements for extraction of geological and petrophysical information. Data examples, exercises and workshops are used to illustrate key concepts, practical issues and pitfalls as they affect seismic data quality and interpretation. The modular course design allows ready adaptation to shorter or longer versions and direct linkage to advanced treatment of specific topics.

Classify types of seismic methods used in E&P
Understand the role of seismic in the business of the reservoir cycle
Explain the basic principles of seismic wave propagation
Understand vertical and horizontal resolution of seismic data and factors that affect seismic
Understand the principles of marine and land seismic acquisition
Explain the difference between seismic data and noise
Determine the basic parameters that are used in the design of 3D seismic surveys
Identify and understand the basic steps required to process seismic data
Understand critical issues to be addressed in seismic processing
Understand how seismic data is transformed into 3D time or depth images
Understand the principles and role of special seismic techniques such as inversion, attributes, AVO, multi-component seismic and 4D methods.

Introduction to Seismic Acquisition
Seismic Wave Propagation
Signal Analysis
Seismic Acquisition Principles
Processing workflows
Prestack Analysis and Signal CorrectionS
Velocity and Velocity Analysis
Statics and Near Surface Corrections
Migration and Imaging
Pitfalls and Quality Assurance
Inversion, Attributes, AVO, Multi-component Seismic
Wavelet Processing

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Seismic Data Processing course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

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APR 8-12

AUG 5-9

OCT 14-18

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