Petroleum Seismology
Geology
7900.
Spring 2017
Dr. Juan
M. Lorenzo
Department
of
Geology and Geophysics
Lectures 
Tuesday,Thursday
Room E207, 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: PETSEIS17

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.
For the
final project, 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 (no exceptions, please)
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
Highly recommended for firsttime users: free lynda
tutorials, paid by your fees available through TigerWare 
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+: >
93.7100%, A: > 93.396.7, A: 9093.3; B+: >86.7 
90%, B: > 83.386.7, B: 8083.3; C+:>66.780%, C:
>63.366.7, C: 6063.3; D+: >56.760%, D:
>53.356.7, D: 5053.3%, F (less than 50%) 
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.

Academic Standards and Expectations 
What is LSU
Commitment to Community? What is Plagiarism?
What
is Academic Misconduct? 
COLOR
CODES 
Files can be in
Powerpoint,Xcel,
MSWord,Mathematica
[.nb], .pdf, and
.html
formats . 
Resources:
old homeworks examples,
lab exercises,
tutorials

Example
Past Presentations:

JANUARY
Thu 12 
Introduction to
the Course, Matlab and Mathematica 
We will cover
Chs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 plus: hydraulic fracturing.
(The
instructor reserves the right to include additional
chapters from the required text book as the need
arises.) EXAMPLE
of PAST 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 
Tue 17 
Review
of vectors and indicial notation[.pdf ]
Review
of Vectors and Indicial Notation [.pptx] 
Ch
1 & Ch 2.

Thu 19 
Review
of
Div., Grad., Curl [.nb]
(different files)

Ch1
& Ch2. 
Tue 23 
Review
of
Div., Grad., Curl [.nb]
(different files) 
Ch1 & Ch2.

Thu 25 
Review
of
Div., Grad.[.nb]
Curl
[.nb]
Laplacian
[.nb] (different files)
Stress
Tensor [ .pdf]

Ch1 & Ch2.

Tue 31 
Review
of
Div.,
Grad.,
Curl,Laplacian
[.pdf ] 
Ch1 & Ch2. Choose
topic
and select group members 
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
Tue 9 
Grades Due 

Th 7 
hydraulic fracturing 

