Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail G.G. Drijkoningen
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
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Exam Period
Course Language
Course Contents
This course deals with the most important aspects of reflection seismology. Theory of seismic waves, aspects of data acquisition and processing (CMP processing, velocity analysis, stacking, migration) will be dealt with. This course includes half a day practical in data acquisition(probably somewhere around Delft).
Study Goals
The aims of this course are:
- Students are able to explain the measurement of raw seismic data, in terms of seismic wave propagation;
- Students are able to model seismic data from a kinematic point of view;
- Students are able to transform raw seismic data to a migrated seismic image, via a conceptual model of the wave-propagation process.

This course is set up to obtain sufficient background knowledge to attend the course Seismic Interpretation.
Education Method
This course is a series of lectures. Preparation for exam: 20 hours. Exercises with old exams: 5 hours.
Literature and Study Materials
Course Notes: G.G. Drijkoningen, "Introduction to Reflection Seismology", for sale via the Online service from the TU Delft.
From these lecture notes only the following parts need to be studied:
- Chapter 2: Basic principles ...
- Chapter 3: Seismic Instrumentation ... (excluding formulae)
- Chapter 4: Interpretation of raw ...
- Chapter 5: Processing of Seismic Reflection ...
Written questions.
Exam Hours
The exam takes 2 hours.
Expected prior Knowledge
Some knowledge on Partial differential equations
Academic Skills
MSc level, so:
- Know how to do partial differentiations
- High level of self study
Literature & Study Materials
(see Lecture Notes)
Open questions
Permitted Materials during Exam
Allowed during Exam:
- Pen
- Colour pencils
- Ruler
- Non-graphic calculator

Not allowed during exam:
- Graphic calculator
- Lecture Notes
- Mobile phone. If switched on: this is seen as fraud!
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