Course information

Duration (hours)   


Prof. Pantelis Soupios (TEI Crete, Dept. of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering)

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Seismic Imaging: We introduce the concept of seismic imaging in the framework of wavefield extrapolation and the imaging condition. We look at the various migration methods including Kirchhoff, phase-shift migration, Downward continuation methods, reverse time migration and others. We look at the impact of velocity and the role of imaging in estimating the velocity model.

Well Logging: We provide a practical understanding of the principles and interpretation of geophysical well logs in research applications. We will focus on the fundamentals of well logging methods, including electrical, nuclear, acoustic and other measurements.





Week 1 (Feb. 19th ??)

Introduction to Seismic Imaging - Theory of Seismic Imaging-TSI by John Scale

TSI, pages 1-22

Week 2

Harmonic Analysis and Delta Functions, Elastic Wave Equations, Ray Theory

TSI, pages 23-90

Week 3

Kirchoff Migration / Inversion, Method of Stationary Phase

TSI, pages 91-114

Week 4

Downward continuation of wavefield and Plane Wave Decomposition

TSI, pages 115-156

Week 5

Ray tracing and FD methods for Wave propagation and Migration

TSI, pages 157-196

Week 6

Well Logging: Review of Basic concepts, Introduction to Fundamentals of Well-Log Interpretation - FWLI, Logging Techniques and Measurements

FWLI, pages 1-50

Week 7

Resistivity, SP, Nuclear logs measurements, Neutron logs, Thermal decay time measurements and Sonic Logs

FWLI, pages 51-93, 135-149, 175-192, 213-250

Week 8

Natural Gamma measurements

FWLI, pages 94-133, 151-172 & 195-203

Week 9

Caliper, Temperature, Dip, OTV and other logs

FWLI, pages 261-326

Week 10

Practicing in Seismic Imaging


Week 11

Practicing in Seismic Imaging


Week 12

Practicing in Well Logging


Week 13

Practicing in Well Logging



Teaching Materials

Seismic Imaging

  • Theory of Seismic Imaging (TSI) by John Scale

  • Additional textbook: Imaging the Earth Interior by Jon Claerbout


Well Logging

  • Fundamentals of well-log interpretation 1. the acquisition of logging data by O. Serra

  • Additional textbook:  Borehole Geophysics applied to groundwater investigations by Scott Keys

Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in October, and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.