SCPY671 Exploration Seismology


Instructor: Chaiwoot Boonyasiriwat (chaiwoot@gmail.com)
Class Hours: Thursday (9:00AM - 12:00PM)
Classroom: P505
Objectives: To understand the fundamentals of seismic exploration and to be able to process real seismic data
Grading: Homework 90, Class Participation 10

Tentative Course Schedule

Lecture Date Topics Assignments
1 Jan 12, 2017 Introduction to exploration seismology
seismic data
data sampling
convolutional model
introduction to seismic interferometry
Read Chapter 1 of Biondi (2004)
2 Jan 19, 2017 Wavefront tracking using fast marching method
3 Jan 26, 2017 Green's theorem, Kirchhoff modeling and migration Reading assignment 1
4 Feb 2, 2017 backward ray tracing, first-arrival traveltime inversion with smoothness constraint
Lab 1: curved-ray traveltime inversion
5 Feb 9, 2017 Inverse theory and optimization methods Homework 5
6 Feb 16, 2017 Least-squares Kirchhoff migration Homework 6
7 Feb 23, 2017 Refraction and reflection traveltime inversion Homework 7
8 Mar 2, 2017 Seismic waveform modeling Homework 8
9 Mar 9, 2017 Reverse-time migration (RTM) Homework 9
10 Mar 16, 2017 Full-waveform inversion (FWI) Homework 10
11 Mar 23, 2017 Least-squares RTM Homework 11
12 Mar 30, 2017 One-way wave-equation migration Homework 12
13 Apr 6, 2017 Adaptive subtraction and noise suppression Homework 13
14 Apr 13, 2017 LSM and FWI using apative subtraction Homework 14
15 Apr 20, 2017 Data regularization and interpolation Homework 15

References

Additional Readings

  • Forel, D., T. Benz, and W. Pennington, 2008, Seismic Data Processing with Seismic Unix: A 2D Seismic Data Processing Primer, SEG.
  • Robein, E., Velocities, 2003, Time-imaging and Depth-imaging in Reflection Seismics: Principles and Methods, EAGE.
  • Yilmaz, O., 2001, Seismic Data Analysis, SEG.
  • Zhou, H. W., 2014, Practical Seismic Data Analysis, Cambridge University Press.
  • de Hoop, A. T., 1995, Handbook of Radiation and Scattering of Waves, Acedemic Press. (PDF)