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Applied Seismology: A Comprehensive Guide to Seismic Theory and Application

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by Mamdouh R. Gadallah and Ray L. Fisher

This text provides comprehensive coverage of exploration seismology and elements of geology pertinent to exploration geology.  It is profusely illustrated and has workshops included to aid understanding. The text includes several appendices to explain the math, equations and answers of the selected exercise questions.


  • Overview and Summary
  • Geological Background
  • Geophysical and Mathematical Background
  • Seismic Refraction Exploration
  • Seismic Reflection Data Acquisition
  • Seismic Reflection Data Processing
  • Seismic Reflection Data Interpretation
  • Appendix A: Refraction Calculations
  • Appendix B: SEG Tape Formats
  • Appendix C: Workshop Answers
  • Bibliography


About the Authors:
Mamdouh Gadallah has more than 30 years of worldwide experience in geophysics, geology, and petroleum engineering. His career began as a field production and reservoir engineer based in Egypt, working in the Sinai Desert for AGIP. He then relocated to the U.S. and worked in the same capacity with a consulting firm before joining Seismograph Service Corporation as a seismic interpreter. Gadallah has a BS in petroleum engineering, with graduate studies in geophysics at the Universities of Cairo and Tulsa. He has taught numerous seminars for the University of Tulsa, Division of Continuing Education. He is an active member of SEG and the Geophysical Society of Tulsa.

Ray L. Fisher has more than 40 years of experience in developing specialized training in both geology and geophysics. He began his career with Geophysical Service, Inc. in Dallas before moving to Halliburton and then to Western Geophysical, both in Houston. Fisher earned a BS and MS in Physics from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Geophysical Society of Houston.

473 Pages/Hardcover/February 2005
ISBN10 1-59370-022-9

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