Undergraduate course

Reservoir Geophysics

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course outlines the main properties of various reservoir rocks, and how these can be determined from seismic data. Specific attention is paid on how to include rock physics in seismic reservoir characterization of fields in the exploration and production phase. Issues related to seismic monitoring of CO2 sequestration is also outlined.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course GEOV274 the student should be able to

- calculate seismic parameters from seismic data

- reveal basic relations between reservoir parameters and seismic parameters

- describe relations between the rock composition (lithology) and seismic parameters

- perform simple rock physics modelling

- derive the most important quantities used in seismic reservoir characterization

- calculate effects on seismic data due to alterations in pressure and fluid composition in the reservoir

- document the result of the analyses in a scientific report

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic principles in seismology and seismic reflection data, as well as advanced courses in seismics and Fourier analysis.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

GEOV113, GEOV276

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

2 reports have to be handed in and approved before the final exam submitted

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.


Contact Information

Student Adviser, Department of Earth Science, E-mail: studiekonsulent@geo.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline