Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

This course provides an introduction to reservoir geophysics/seismic with special emphasizes on an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach. The topics are central to those planning to work as geologists/geophysicists within the petroleum industry.

Learning outcome

After completion of this course:

  • you are familiar with seismic attributes and can carry out AVO analyses using Hampson-Russel software
  • you can do calculations based on Gassmann-Biot theory
  • you understand the use and basic processing of 4D seismic, 4C (four component) seismic and CSEM (electromagnetic data)
  • you can explain the role of reservoir simulation, rock physics and seismic as used in reservoir monitoring

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

Overlapping courses


4 hours of lecturing and 1 hour of problem solving per week (total of 12 weeks). Complete intensive course within reservoir seismic processing employing Hampson-Russel software (approx. 25 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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (

We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.


  • Compulsory data assignments counts 30%.
  • Final written exam (3 hours) counts 70%.
  • All parts of the examination must be passed individually in order to pass the course.

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.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 30, 2020 8:12:39 AM

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