Seismic Amplitude:
An Interpreter’s Handbook

seismic amplitude interpreters handbook

Rob Simm and Mike Bacon
Cambridge University Press 271pp, 2014
Available in Hardback and Kindle editions
ISBN 9781107011502

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Seismic Amplitude: An Interpreter’s Handbook is an invaluable day-to-day tool for graduate students and industry professionals in geology, geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir engineering, and all subsurface disciplines making regular use of seismic data.

‘This will be a welcome addition to the library of any geoscientist wanting a firm foundation in state-of-the-art seismic reservoir characterization. Simm and Bacon cover all of the important topics, in a style that is not overly mathematical, and also illustrate each method with well thought-out and illustrated geological examples from around the world. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to understand this important area of geoscience.’

Dr. Brian Russell, Vice President, Hampson-Russell Software: A CGG Company

‘The authors have provided a coherent, comprehensive and, above all, practical guide for interpreters to exploit the information contained in the amplitudes of seismic data. They compare different approaches, highlighting advantages and potential pitfalls, and also explain the terminology. This book will be an invaluable guide for both beginners and experienced professionals and I’d recommend it for all geoscientists working with seismic data.’

Mr Patrick Connolly, Senior Advisor, Geophysical Analysis, BP

3-D Seismic Interpretation

seismic amplitude interpreters handbook

Bacon, M., Simm, R.W. and Redshaw, T.
Cambridge University Press 212pp, 2007
Available in paperback
ISBN 9780521710664

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'I found this book very easy to read. Complex concepts are clearly explained and only essential mathematics is included. In particular, the chapters on amplitudes and inversion were especially good and have not to my knowledge been adequately covered at an introductory level before. Each chapter concludes with a list of references, which can be followed up if the reader requires more detailed information. The book is aimed at geologists and geophysicists who may be new to interpreting seismic data, and although titled 3-D Seismic Interpretation there is much to be learned from within this volume about interpretation of other forms of seismic data. For a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of seismic data [this book] has few competitors.'

Geological Magazine

52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics

seismic amplitude interpreters handbook

Edited by Matt Hal, Evan Bianco and Kara Turner
Agile Libre 134pp, 2012
ISBN 0987959409

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There is something for every subsurface professional in these fifty-two short essays by more than three dozen petroleum geoscientists. The roster includes some of the most prolific geophysicists of our time, as well as some recently qualified scientists. The topics are even more diverse, ranging from anisotropic media to pre-stack interpretation, and from stories of early seismic workstations to career advice for the future.