Monday, May 9, 2016

3D Seismic Interpretation class 2016

We have just completed the 2016 version of 3D Seismic Exploration, a graduate-level class in the Geosciences Department at the University of Arkansas. This was the first time the course used OpendTect interpretation software. We had some recurring issues with network licensing and crashes on some computers, but overall it was an excellent experience. My advice... just give the students access to the base OpendTect Pro system and forget about network licenses to advanced functions. Most of the attributes you want (similarity, energy, spectral decomposition) are right there in the base system. 

I need to make a special shout-out to Mac Macgilvery for bringing insight and deep geological knowledge to the class from his long and distinguished career at Tenneco, Shell and ConocoPhillips. Not to mention a PhD from the University of Texas. Thanks Mac, it is great to have you back home in Fayetteville.


Bryan Bottoms was winner of Best Prospect Award for Banzai!!. The wise owl of accomplishment was gifted to the winner.

Slide of Banzai!! amplitude anomaly (color) overlay on similarity attribute (gray) with key faults highlighted. 

Class photo (Mac Macgilvery front row far left) 


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