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Course content

An integrated description of reservoir geophysics is given with main topics being seismic attributes and AVO analysis, rock physics and reservoir monitoring. Examples of the use and processing of various data types as 4D seismic, 4C (four component) seismic and CSEM (electromagnetic data) are presented.

Learning outcome

Give the students an introduction to reservoir seismic with special emphasizes on an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with GEO4260 – Reservoir geophysics


4 hours of lecturing and 1 hour of problem solving per week (total of 12 weeks).

Each student will deliver a presentation of a specialized topic assigned by the course instructor. The presentation has to be approved prior to the exam.

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Study administration, email address:


Compulsory data assignments, 30%. Final written exam (3 hours) (70%).

The presentation must be approved prior the exam.

The final written exam will be given in english only.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.

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.

This course was periodic evaluated in autumn 2013 (pdf, in Norwegian).

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