Society of Exploration Geophysicists releases The Seismic Signal and Its Meaning

A translation of the second edition of Análise do Sinal Sísmico, published in Portuguese by Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica (SBGf).

Tulsa, OK, 8 June 2018 - Filling the gap between theoretical literature and the routine activities of geophysicists in the oil industry, The Seismic Signal and Its Meaning is a translation of the second edition of Análise do Sinal Sísmico, published in Portuguese by Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica (SBGf).

For those performing acquisition, processing, and/or interpretation, this book will aid an understanding of how practical problems may have important links to seismic data analysis theory. With an emphasis on providing an objective description of the physical and mathematical aspects that support these links, the rules necessary for robust reservoir characterization are presented. With an extensive development of Gassmann’s (and Biot) theory, the book concentrates on phase and amplitude distortions to the seismic signal, the physical processes that it undergoes, and the interpretation methods to recover rock physics properties. Capturing 30 years of teaching and improvement as a part of Petrobras’ internal courses, the book is a modern treatment, reflecting the many advances that have occurred in geophysics. The book serves as both a text and a reference.

Análise do Sinal Sísmico, the Portuguese version of this book, is available from SBGf.

The price for the hardcover book is US$129 for SEG members and US$235 for nonmembers. The e-book price is US$110 for SEG members and US$200 for nonmembers.

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About the Author

André Luiz Romanelli Rosa is a Brazilian geophysicist who has been working in the industry for more than four decades. He earned his undergraduate degree in geology at the Universidade de Brasília in 1970 and a master’s degree in geophysics at the University of Houston in 1977. Since 1971, he has been working for Petrobras, where his many responsibilities range from applied research and teaching to participation in management decisions.


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