Petroleum Seismology
Geology
7900.1
Spring 2013
Dr. Juan
M. Lorenzo
Department
of Geology and
Geophysics
Lectures 
Tuesday,Thursday
Room E213, New HoweRussell Building 7.308.50 a.m. Field trip (voluntary) 
Office hours 
Tuesdays
and Thursdays by appointment
For
appointments and all correspondence
email: gllore@lsu.edu
Subject:
PETSEIS

Required
textbooks

Introduction
to Petroleum Seismology.
Investigations in Geophysics Vol 12 by Ikelle and Amundsen, 2005. First
Edition

Goals:

Fundamentals of mathematical physics, seismology
and
signal theory used to understand geological processes and structure in the earth.

Course work 
One homework every 23 weeks, readings from the
research literature and one final group project (groups of 2+ people) Lectures will include but not be limited to
topics covered by the course textbook. Each group will make a preliminary (15minute)
presentation of their final project in the
format of
a PowerPoint Presentation. The final project will consist of an electronic
document that is hyperlinked, selfcontained presentation of
a
seismology topic, with appropriate mathematical derivations, examples,
plots and source code, on Wikipedia. Students can choose topics covered in
class and develop them to greater depth than covered in the text book.
Students will be evaluated on their course project at the
midterm
stage. Student
groups will be expected to present their final project orally. All
homeworks, with the exception of the final project,
are due printed (not handwritten), at the start
of the
class on the due date (see syllabus). There will be 45 homework assignments. Late homeworks will not be graded. For each
hour you are in class, you (the student) should plan to spend two hours on
preparing for the next class and completing homework and laboratory work.

Expected
courses and experience 
Two
semesters of undergraduate science major mathematicsAlgebra and
Calculus. Physics with Calculus, programming
experience with at least one highlevel language like
Excel, Matlab or Maple or Mathematica 
Course
Grades

Final letter grades are calculated using the
results of lecture
homework
(50%) and class presentations (10%), and final written project
(30%)  10% of the total grade is reserved for class participation
during project presentations and discussions. A (90100%) , B
(8089.5%), C (6079.5%) D
(5059.5%), F (less than 49.5%) 
Students
with disabilities  Louisiana State University is committed to providing
reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. The syllabus is
available in alternate formats upon request. If you are seeking classroom
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are required to
register with the Disability Services (DS). DS is located in 115 Johnston Hall.
Phone is 225/ 5785919. To receive academic accommodations for this class,
please obtain the proper DS forms and meet with me at the beginning of the
semester.

Code of Conduct, Alcohol policy  Link1 Link2

COLOR CODES 
Files can be in Powerpoint, Xcel, MSWord (BLUE),Mathematica [.nb], .pdf, and
.html
formats . 
Resources:
old homeworks examples,
lab exercises,
tutorials

Past Presentations:

JANUARY
Tue 15 
Introduction
to the Course, Matlab and Mathematica 
We
will cover Chs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 plus: Interferometry.
(The instructor
reserves the right to include additional chapters from the required
text book as the need arises.) 
Thu 17 
Review of Vectors
and Indicial Notation

Ch1 & Ch2.

Tue 22 
Review of Div.,
Grad., Curl [.nb] (different files)
Voluntary field trip to view seismic aquisition experiment at the Bayou Corne Sinkhole 
Ch1 & Ch2. PROJECT TOPICS: Applied seismic Interferometry, Migration, Linearized seismic inversion,
Petrophysical Seismic Models, Love Waves, ShearWave
Splitting, AVO, Rayleigh Waves, Anisotropy, Multiple
attenuation,wavefield decomposition into P and Swaves and upgoing and
downgoing waves 
Th 24 
Review of Div.,
Grad., Curl,
Laplacian [.pdf ] 
Ch1 & Ch2. Choose topic and select group members 
Tue 29 
Review of Div.,
Grad., Curl,
Laplacian [.pdf ] Review of Tensors [.pdf file] 
Ch1 & Ch2. 
Th 31 
idem.

Ch1 & Ch2. 
FEBRUARY
MARCH
Tue 5 
Snell's Law, Ray
parametertraveltime equations 
Ch 3,

Th 7 
Energy Partitioning at interfaces Reflection Coefficients [.pptx] 
Ch 3; Zoeppritz
Explorer Applet [.html]

Tue 12 
Vrms,
hyperbolic approximation to reflection traveltime

Ch 5 
Th 14 
Reflection
and refraction traveltimes during mode conversion 
Ch 3, topic 1
presentation

Tue 19 
no class

no class

Th 21 
Surface Waves 
topic 2
presentation; Homework 3 due

Tue 26 
idem.

Ch. 3

Th 28 
idem.

topic 3
presentation

Fri 29 
no
class  Spring break 

APRIL
Mon 8 
classes resume 7.30 a.m.


Tue 9 
Fourier Theory [.pptx]

Ch. 4

Th 11 
idem.

Ch. 4; 
Tue 16 
idem.

Ch. 4 
Th 18 
Interferometry [pdf]
refs
Crosscorrelation
notebook 
idem. 
Tue 23 
Anisotrpy and Linear Anelasticity

Ch. 12; Homework 4 due 
Th 25 
idem.

Ch. 5 
Tue 30 
Class presentations

topics 4, 5
presentations 
MAY
Th 2   topics 6, 7
presentations 
Fri 3 
Last day to submit
project 
4.30
p.m.
Leave hardcopy in mailbox (E235 HoweRussell) AND email a
digital copy by the same time.

Tue 14, Wed 16 
Grades Due 

