MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||GEOPHYSICS AND SEISMIC INTERPRETATION|
|Course Unit Code||MPE531|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Elective Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents|| - Basic geodynamics (Plate tectonics, Earth’s structure, Earthquake generation).|
- Geophysics: Introduction to geophysics and geophysical techniques. Gravitational and magnetic principles, imaging and instrumentation. Acquisition and processing of gravity, electromagnetic and seismic data. Seismology, origin and form of seismic waves, seismic refraction and reflection. Measurement and processing of geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism.
- Origin of seismic waves (Fundamentals of wave propagation, Seismic wave attenuation, Basic measures of seismic motions).
- Seismic Interpretation: Principles of seismic interpretation. Seismic reflection data acquisition and processing. Sequence stratigraphy: concepts and applications to well correlation, well to seismic correlation. Integration of well log and pressure data. Predictions within sequenced stratigraphic sedimentary sequences and unconformities.
- Applied seismic techniques (Refraction seismics, Basic inversion and tomography, Reflection seismics and Surface wave inversion) and characterization of soil layers (elastic property determination), with a focus on the shear-wave velocity determination.
- Non-seismic geophysical techniques for geotechnical characterization (Electrical tomography, Gravity and magnetic measurements and their interpretation).
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|| The taught part of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Furthermore theoretical principles are explained by means of specific examples and solution of specific problems.|
Lectures are supplemented with computer laboratory work carried out with the supervision of a lab assistant. Additionally, during laboratory sessions, students apply their gained knowledge and identify the principles taught in the lecture sessions.
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|Language of instruction||English|