SEG publishes book by Hill and Rüger

Volume 1 of Illustrated Seismic Processing now available

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Tulsa, OK, 2 August 2019 – The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has published a new Course Notes book, Illustrated Seismic Processing: Volume 1, Imaging.

Authors Stephen J. Hill and Andreas Rüger reveal the limitations and potential pitfalls of seismic data, explain processing operations as a series of solutions to problems, and demonstrate the dependence of a final interpretable seismic volume on its many processing decisions. The authors use numerous illustrations and real data examples of seismic processing topics.

Volume 2, Preimaging is in production and expected to be released late this year. Volumes 1 and 2 will provide a foundation for understanding the vigorous, relevant, and fascinating field of seismic processing.

Hill is an adjunct professor of geophysics at Colorado School of Mines and University of Houston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Iowa State University and a doctorate in physics and astrophysics from the University of Colorado. He worked for Conoco 1978–2002 as a processing geophysicist, manager of Conoco Seismic Processing, an interpreter of Oklahoma and Gulf of Mexico seismic data, and technology consultant for Conoco management. Hill was 2009–2010 SEG president and 2003–2004 SEG secretary-treasurer. He received SEG Special Commendation in 2000.

Rüger is chief geophysicist at Digital Geo Specialists LLC. He worked as Halliburton’s principal advisor from 1997 to 2018 and is a former adjunct professor at the Colorado School of Mines where he graduated with a PhD from the Center for Wave Phenomena. Rüger published on topics including seismic anisotropy, velocity estimation, FWI, fault detection, and machine learning. He received SEG’s J. Clarence Karcher Award in 1999. His PhD dissertation, Reflection Coefficients and Azimuthal AVO Analysis in Anisotropic Media, was published as an SEG monograph in 2002.

Volume 1 of Illustrated Seismic Processing is available in print from and as an e-book at SEG Members save 45% off list price. Subscribe to the SEG Publications newsletter for updates on Volume 2’s availability.

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