Society of Exploration Geophysicists releases Introduction to Petroleum Seismology, second edition

First edition chapters have been expanded, 12 new chapters added

Tulsa, OK, 30 March 2018 - Introduction to Petroleum Seismology, second edition by Luc T. Ikelle and Lasse Amundsen (SEG Investigations in Geophysics Series No. 12) provides the theoretical and practical foundation for tackling present and future challenges of petroleum seismology especially those related to seismic survey designs, seismic data acquisition, seismic and EM modeling, seismic imaging, microseismicity, and reservoir characterization and monitoring.

All of the chapters from the first edition have been improved and/or expanded. In addition, 12 new chapters have been added. These new chapters expand topics which were only alluded to in the first edition: sparsity representation, sparsity and nonlinear optimization, near-simultaneous multiple-shooting acquisition and processing, nonuniform wavefield sampling, automated modeling, elastic-electromagnetic mathematical equivalences, and microseismicity in the context of hydraulic fracturing.

Another major modification in this edition is that each chapter contains analytical problems as well as computational problems. These problems include MatLab codes, which may help readers improve their understanding of and intuition about these materials.

The comprehensiveness of this book makes it a suitable text for undergraduate and graduate courses that target geophysicists and engineers as well as a guide and reference work for researchers and professionals in academia and in the petroleum industry.

Volume editor Evgeny Landa wrote: “The book is very interesting and includes not only traditional topics of petroleum seismology but also fundamentally different subjects such as non-linearity, non-elasticity, and propagation in random media. These topics usually are not a part of “Introduction” books, but they represent the reality.”

About the Authors

Luc T. Ikelle is a scientist with and cofounder of Imode Energy and an adjunct professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University. From 1997 to 2014 at Texas A&M, he was the Robert R. Berg Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Earlier, he worked at Cray Research Inc. in Minneapolis, developing 3D seismic inversion algorithms for CRAY Y-MP. From 1988 to 1997, he worked as a scientist at Schlumberger Geco-Prakla, Schlumberger Doll Research, and Schlumberger Cambridge Research.

Ikelle earned a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies and a Ph.D. in geophysics and geochemistry from Paris 7 University in France. He received Le Prix de These du CNRS in 1986 for his Ph.D. thesis. In 2012, he received the outstanding scientist award from Texas A&M University. His research interests include looking at ways of automating seismic data processing for reservoir definition and monitoring. He is a member of AGU, APS, and SEG.

Lasse Amundsen is senior advisor in geophysics at Statoil ASA, and since 1995, adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). From 1983 to 1991, he worked as a geophysicist with GECO and SINTEF Petroleum Research. Amundsen holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from NTNU. He received the Norwegian Geophysical Prize in 2002 and the Conrad Schlumberger Award in 2010. His current research deals with the theory of wave propagation in acoustic, elastodynamic, and electromagnetic media, with application to petroleum-geophysical problems. Amundsen is a member of SEG, EAGE, Norwegian Physical Society, and The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.

Introduction to Petroleum Seismology, second edition can be purchased at SEG members pay US$189, nonmembers US$344. Also available as an e-book. SEG members save 45%.


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