Seismic Acquisition, Processing, and Migration - Virtual Short Course - Instructor-led + eLearning


About the Course

This short course is a blend of self-paced online modules, virtual instructor-led lectures, problem assignments, virtual instructor-led problem debriefs with real-world application examples and knowledge sharing.

Over two days, this course includes approximately 2 hours of virtual, instructor-led training, plus 6.5 hours of e-Learning. See full schedule

This PetroAcademy short course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with how seismic data is acquired processed and migrated to form a section that can be used by an interpreter. One of the key goals is to explain the large and confusing amount of jargon that is used by the geophysical community when they use seismic data.

This short course is part of our Basic Geophysics (BGP) program.

See the full BGP Short Course listing here

Target Audience

Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • Describe the marine configuration for a 3D survey including:
    • Components used for data acquisition
    • Arrays to attenuate noise
    • Bin gathering as a CMP assemblage of reflections
  • Describe the land configuration for a 3D survey including:
    • Bin gathering for a land 3D survey
    • Compare the costs of 2D and 3D surveys
  • Describe processing flow
  • Explain the concept of deconvolution
  • Identify what the processors do to produce the seismic image

Course Content


This program is comprised of the following activities:


Activity Hours (Approx)  Subjects
Day 1    



Marine Data Acquisition

Land Data Acquisition

Exercise: Acquisition and Processing Fold (Trace Density)

Seismic Velocities

Overview of Seismic Data Processing

Producting the Seismic Image

Day 2    
e-Learning 2.5

Seismic Migration

Velocity Analysis Reading

Acquisition Reading

QC for Seismic Processing

Seismic Processing Basics Reading

Introduction to Migration Reading

Virtual Instructor-Led Session 2.0 Instructor Debrief / Problems

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Tom Temples


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