This seminar is designed for non-scientists who wish to acquire a basic understanding of geophysics as it is related to the oil industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on trying to provide answers that land professionals may have regarding the interpretation, uses, limits, costs, and timing issues pertaining to seismic data in Western Canada.
This seminar will introduce the field of geophysics as it pertains to hydrocarbon exploration in Western Canada. The instructor will focus on a number of personal cases to exemplify the use of seismic data. Simple in-class exercises will show some of the limitations of seismic data in a cost-effective exploration program. Ownership issues and legal obligations of acquiring seismic data in Canada will also be introduced. Sample show and tell scenarios employing geophysics will demonstrate how the information acquired in this course can benefit a non-geophysicist.