Exploration Geophysics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 4, 2008 - Science - 266 pages
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Many text books have been written on the subject "Exploration Geophysics". The majority of these texts focus on the theory and the mathematical treatment of the subject matter but lack treatment of practical aspects of geophysical exploration. This text is written in simple English to explain the physical meaning of jargon, or terms used in the industry. It describes how seismic data is acquired in 2-D and 3-D, how they are processed to convert the raw data to seismic vertical and horizontal cross sections, that are geologically meaningful, and how these and other data are interpreted to delineate a prospect. Workshops are included after each chapter and are designed to reinforce learning of the concepts presented.

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Written in simple easy to understand language

Heavily illustrated to aid in understanding the text

End of chapter "Key words and workshop"

The text includes several appendices and answers for the selected workshop problems

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Overview of Geophysical Techniques
6
Summary and Discussion
15
Seismic Fundamentals
17
Summary and Discussion
27
Bibliography
29
Data Acquisition
31
Permitting
32
Seismic Interpretation
149
Tomography
167
Amplitude Versus Offset Analysis
183
VSP Data Interpretation
196
Subsurface Structure Maps
207
Summary and Discussion
215
Bibliography
218
4D Time Lapse 3D Seismic Surveys
223

Acquisition Methodology
58
Summary and Discussion
77
Exercises
79
Bibliography
82
Seismic Data Processing
84
Processing Data Flow
95
Processing 3D Data
139
Summary and Discussion
143
Exercises
145
Bibliography
147
Enhanced Oil Recovery EOR
224
Bibliography
226
Future Trends
227
Appendix A
229
Design of Maximum Offset Horizontal Reflector Case
231
Design of Maximum Offset Dipping Reflector Case
232
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises Chapter 3
235
Glossary
241
Index
257
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Mamdouh has been involved in the petroleum industry for nearly 40 years as a reservoir engineer and a geophysicist. He has had extensive experience in both seismic data acquisition and processing. He has been an independent consultant in all phases of seismic exploration as well as providing training and development expertise for several years. Mamdouh also is the author of the textbook Reservoir Seismology, published by PennWell Books in 1994.

Ray has more than 40 years experience in geophysics. Thirty years of that experience was in training both professionals and non-professionals in seismic acquisition and processing. Much of that time was spent in developing training material for both in-house and client training

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