Basic Seismic Interpretation

2-3 March 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
New hires, experienced geologists, and geoscience technicians who work with seismic data and wish to learn and develop basic seismic interpretation skills.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand basic concepts and practices of seismic interpretation.
  • Be able to interpret seismic data and recognize interpretation problems.
  • Understand the importance of seismic interpretation in a business context.
Course Content

The course consists of lectures on fundamental topics including basics of petroleum geology, seismic response, velocity, resolution, seismic migration, seismic correlation and mapping techniques, and quantified interpretation. Lectures are supported by hands-on exercises, and the second day of the course includes two practical correlation and mapping projects. Each participant receives a copy of SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #16, First Steps in Seismic Interpretation, by Donald A. Herron.

Day One
  • Introduction to Petroleum
  • Petroleum Geology
  • What is Seismic Exploration
  • Introduction to Seismic Interpretation
  • Seismic Response
  • Velocity
  • Resolution
  • Seismic Migration
Day Two
  • Fault Interpretation
  • Horizon Interpretation
  • Correlation and Mapping Exercise (3D Seismic Grid)
  • Quantified Interpretation
  • Bright Spot Interpretation
  • Course Summary

Course notes will be provided in digital format on USB flash drive only, so electronic devices with a USB port are required for all courses. If you do not have access to an electronic device with a USB port, please contact the AAPG Education Dept. for an alternate method to download the digital course notes.

Houston, TX - Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Houston, TX - Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950
Expires on
06 March, 2015
Regular Tuition (2-day)
50 people
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Expires on
01 November, 2014
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Expires on
06 March, 2015
Nonmember Tuition

Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes. This course also includes a a copy of SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #16, First Steps in Seismic Interpretation, by Donald A. Herron. No refunds for cancellations after 2/2/2015. 


Donald Donald Herron Independent Geophysical Consultant
Robert C. Robert C. Wegner Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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