Undergraduate Course: Exploration Seismology (EASC10038)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Exploration Seismology takes you from the basic understanding of exploration techniques offered by the course Exploration Geophysics, to a level where you are well versed in several research-level topics that are of most relevance to seismic research and development today.
You will also be coached in detail about how to present research-level concepts orally using powerpoint slides to a general and technical audience.
In total you will study several papers in detail. The topics covered include:
1) Some extremely useful linear algebra (as required for this course)
2) Theory of experimental and survey design
3) Designing 3D seismic reflection surveys both in land and marine settings
4) Tomography of the subsurface, specifically cross-well tomography
5) Predicting and removing multiples to create clearer migrated images
6) Calculating the economic value of geophysical information
By the end of the course you will understand all of these topics in detail, and be able to present them to a professional standard at research level.
The course is based on reading research articles in conjunction with group discussions around the following topics.
1) Linear Algebra required for this course
2) Geophysical Survey Design
3) Value of Information
4) Crosswell Seismic Methods
5) Seismic Multiple Removal.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Exploration Geophysics (EASC09040)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students MUST have passed the equivalent of Exploration Geophysics (EASC09040).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 12,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam: 100%, Course Work: 0 %, Practical Exam: 0%.
Exam is 1.5 hours long, and consists of two short questions which must both be answered and which together amount to 25% of the total mark, and a choice of two long questions, each of which count for 75% of the mark.
||This course provides repeated feedback throughout the course as an integral part of the course work. During this course you will have several opportunities to present research-level material to the class and to the lecturer orally, presenting individually and as part of a presentation team. You will receive questions and feedback from both the audience and the lecturer about the material in your presentation. Each presentation is performed twice by different teams so that suggested improvements are actually implemented in presentations, and in your understanding of the Geophysics material.
The lecturer will also give you detailed feedback on your individual presentation style, including constructive tips on how to improve. Week by week your presentation style will improve. Every year, by the end of the course, every student is presenting research-level Geophysical material just as professionally as professionals in industry or academia. This is always seen as a very positive and useful exercise by students each year.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- You will understand some useful data processing methods and associated linear algebra which are transferable to other fields/applications.
- You will have learned about land and marine 3D seismic reflection survey design and data acquisition.
- You will have studied seismic tomography in an exploration setting.
- You will understand the concept of value of information.
- You will be able to present orally and professionally all of the above topics at research level.
|Some Remarks on Multiple Attenuation. Dragoset and Jericevic, Geophysics, 1998, 63, 772-789.|
Crosshole Seismic Tomography, Bregman, Bailey and Chapman, Geophysics, 1989, 54, 200-215
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Mark Chapman
Tel: (0131 6)50 8521
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Thomas
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510
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