Friday, January 9, 2015

3D Seismic Exploration 2015

Due to SEG responsibilities looming large, I once again taught my graduate class 3D Seismic Exploration (GEOL5143) at the University of Arkansas during January intercession.  Last year, we had to scramble around school closings due to winter weather.  This year was plenty cold (-5F windchill one morning), but no ice and no cancellations.

Intercession classes are geared to run 9 days at 4 hours per day.  Someone, somewhere set the dates for Jan intercession this year to Jan 3-11.  Well, if you check a calendar that means 4 of the 9 days are weekends.  Hard to get students in class Sunday for 4 hours.  So I made an executive decision to compress the class to 5 weekdays, here was the schedule:

Anyway, the class went off just fine (except for some horrendous database issues, that need no concern us here).  The 12 students worked hard and learned much about 3D seismic interpretation.  Project 3 is a Gulf of Mexico prospecting exercise and presentation by each student.  By tradition, the students vote for Best Presentation, this year won by Austin Moyers with the El Diablo prospect, and Victoria Wood's Wild Horse second.

3D Exploration class of 2015 with instructor in the-dye.  Best Prospect went to Austin Moyers, who is the tall fellow in the 2nd row holding his trophy of honor.
Best prospect trophy bottom view.

Best prospect trophy front view.

1 comment:

Joy Meng said...

What a great class! Remind me of the hours we used to spend interpreting horizons and faults. Congratulations to everyone!