GEO4280 - Seismic signal processing
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course provides an introduction to basic signal theory and seismic data processing, combined with practical exercises on computer. The topics are central to those planning to work as geologists/geophysicists within the petroleum industry.
After completion of the course:
- you understand the basic concepts of discrete signal analysis including sampling, aliasing and discrete Fourier transform
- you can analyze the stability of filters in the Z-domain
- you are familiar with the construction and application of the most frequently used filters in seismic data analysis
- you understand seismic migration/imaging
- you can process 2D seismic data using Promax software package.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with GEO9280 - Seismic signal processing
Lecturing (approx. 45 hours) and problem solving (approx. 15 hours). Basic filter exercises on computer using Matlab (approx. 10 hours). E-learning assisted seismic data processing using Promax (approx. 20 hours).
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to cancel teaching in this course in semesters when less than 3 students are admitted.
The reports written in connection with the filter exercises and the seismic data processing problem count for about 30% of the total mark. A final written exam (3 hours) counts for about 70% of the total mark. The final mark is given after an overall evaluation of each student.
Language of examination
In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.