## 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 interferometryRead 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 inversion5 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

- Biondi, B. L., 2004, 3-D Seismic Imaging, SEG. (PDF)
- Schuster, G. T., 2009, Seismic Interferometry, Cambridge University Press.
- Shearer, P., 2009, Introduction to Seismology, Cambridge University Press.
- Bleistein, N., J. K. Cohen, and J. W. Stokwell, Jr., 2001, Mathematics of Multidimensional Seismic Imaging, Migration, and Inversion, Springer.
## 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)