3D and 4D Seismic Modeling, Design and Acquisition


This course explains how the final 3D processed traces fit to an interpretation grid. It lists three seismic displays that are unique to 3D data. The primary differences in acquisition techniques between 2D and 3D projects are discussed. The three significant advantages of 3D seismic over 2D seismic are identified. It details how investing in a 3D survey helps reduce risks associated with drilling a dry hole. How the Fresnel Zone and frequency content are related when designing a 3D survey are discussed. The key considerations of 3D target analysis in pre-acquisition modeling are identified. It lists the four main benefits of wide azimuth surveys. The four criteria that a successful 4D program should meet are described. The three primary components of the 4D program design process are detailed. It describes the Global Positioning System and explains how it is used in seismic surveys. Six common land and marine seismic acquisition equipment configuration techniques are described. The vessels and equipment used in transition zone seismic acquisition are explained. The course discusses how different quality control techniques are used to improve seismic data.

Duration:  4 hours, 42 minutes


  • Overview of 3D Seismic Techniques
  • 3D and 4D Seismic Acquisition Modeling and Design
  • Seismic Acquisition Techniques

This online training course is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

0.47 CEUs offered.

Members : USD 115.00

Non-members : USD 150.00


3D and 4D Seismic Modeling, Design and Acquisition
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This course will take 282 minutes and will expire 365 days after purchase.
0.47 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
0.47 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available CEUs offered.