GEO4240 – Seismic interpretation

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

  • Basic principles of the seismic method and seismic interpretation
  • 3D seismic reflection data: Introduction, structural and stratigraphic interpretation, reservoir identification and evaluation, horizon and formation attributes, visualization
  • Exercises in structural and stratigraphic interpretation of 2D seismic data
  • Interactive interpretation of 3D seismics on work station

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students have theoretical and practical experience in 2D/3D seismic interpretation and are introduced to modern interpretation techniques/tools.


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  • Lecturs and practical exercises (3-6 hours per week)
  • Compulsory project report
  • Seminar

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


Exercises and Project work 40%, Final written exam 60%. All part exams must be passed in order to pass the course.

Exam questions will be in English.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

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

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

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