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Multicomponent Seismic Applications

Estimated Time to Complete:

3 hours 40 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

Provides an understanding of the value of recording multicomponent seismic data. Describes the concepts of wave propagation, shear wave splitting and amplitude variation with offset. Provides the basic principles of processing and interpretation of multicomponent data.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 11
  • expand/collapse Introduction to Multicomponent Seismic Applications
    • P- and S-waves
  • expand/collapse Exploration Value
    • Introduction: the Value of P- and S-wave Data
    • Predict Fractures
    • Improved Structural Image
    • Improved P-wave Seismic
    • Predicting Fluid Type
  • expand/collapse Theory
    • Wave Propagation
    • Shear Wave Splitting
    • Velocity and Rock Properties
    • Conversion
    • Reflection and Refraction
    • Amplitude Variation With offset
  • expand/collapse Shear Source Shear Receiver
    • Introduction
    • The Source
    • The Receiver
    • Polarity Convention
    • Orientation
    • Bandwidth
  • expand/collapse Compression Source Compression Receiver
    • Overview
  • expand/collapse Compression Source Shear Receiver
    • Compression Source Shear Receiver
    • The Reflection Point
    • Polarity Issues
    • Land Converted Wave Acquisition
    • Marine Operations
  • expand/collapse Processing
    • Introduction
    • Rotation
    • Binning
    • Statics
    • NMO
    • Effect of Lateral Velocity Variation
    • Prestack Depth Migration
    • P and Z Summation
  • expand/collapse Interpretation
    • Depth Calibration
    • Vp/Vs Analysis
    • Amplitudes
    • Anisotropy
    • Layer Stripping
    • Improved Structural Images
    • Predicting Fluid Type
    • Predicting Lithology
    • Predicting Fractures and Permeability
  • expand/collapse Review of Best Practices
    • Review of Best Practices
  • expand/collapse Multicomponent Seismic Applications: References and Additional Information
    • References
  • expand/collapse Multicomponent Seismic Applications: Exercises
    • About this Course
    • Exercises 1 (Solution)
    • Exercises 2 (Solution)
    • Exercises 3 (Solution)
    • Exercises 4 (Solution)
    • Exercises 5 (Solution)
    • Exercises 6 (Solution)
    • Exercises 7 (Solution)
    • Exercises 8 (Solution)
    • Exercises 9 (Solution)
    • Exercises 10 (Solution)
    • Exercises 11 (Solution)
    • Exercises 12 (Solution)
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