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Fundamentals of Exploration Geophysics

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40 minutes

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This topic surveys geophysics from a historical perspective, as well as the evolution of the geophysicist through acquisition, processing, and interpretation. An examination of geologic elements are explored for a better understanding of hydrocarbon accumulations. Reflection seismology is introduced as a tool for integrating seismic data in oil and gas exploration.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 2
  • expand/collapse Petroleum Geophysics Overview
    • History of Geophysics
    • The Evolution of the Geophysicist
    • The Evolution of Seismic Technology
    • Finding Hydrocarbon Accumulations
  • expand/collapse Seismic Methods
    • Introduction to Seismology
    • Seismic Wave Types
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