This exam is present in the following Optional Group


Developing competences and expected learning outcomes

Educational goals: To provide basic knowledge about acquisition and processing of seismic reflection data, appropriate skills to support data interpretation, and methodologies for the development of geological models.

Learning outcomes: Integrated interpretation of seismic reflection data, constrained by the available well data, also based on software packages by academic licences.





Descrizione del programma
Principi di base dei metodi sismici. Cenni sulla acquisizione e processing. Attributi delle Riflessioni e
Facies Sismica. Concetti base della stratigrafia sequenziale. Calibrazione dell’interpretazione sismica con dati di pozzo e integrazione con dati di superficie. Interpretazione stratigrafica e strutturale di dati sismici a riflessione 2D e 3D. Dati di velocità. Conversioni tempi-profondità. Mappe strutturali. Modellazione tridimensionale di superfici geologiche.

Adopted texts

Pdf handouts


Practical seismic interpretation 1985 Edition by Michael E. Bradley (Editor)


Previous knowledge (from past courses or from the educational career) Geodynamics and sedimentary basins, Geophysical methods. Essential knowledge Principles of seismic surveying. Methodologies for the interpretation of seismic reflection data.

Exam modes

The student will have to comment and interpret a seismic line proposed by the professor, followed by some theoretical questions. The evaluation is based on the acquired knowledge of the theoretical concepts and on the ability to orient oneself in the interpretation of the proposed seismic line.

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
03/11/2020 24/01/2021 25/01/2021
03/11/2020 14/02/2021 15/02/2021
03/02/2021 18/04/2021 19/04/2021
03/05/2021 13/06/2021 14/06/2021
03/05/2021 11/07/2021 12/07/2021
03/09/2021 14/11/2021 15/11/2021
03/12/2021 25/01/2022 26/01/2022
Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Curriculum unico
  • Year: Second year
  • Semester: First semester
  • SSD: GEO/03
  • CFU: 6
  • Attività formative affini ed integrative
  • Ambito disciplinare: Attività formative affini o integrative
  • Exercise (Hours): 24
  • Lecture (Hours): 32
  • CFU: 6
  • SSD: GEO/03