Locating Petroleum Sources Using Dsp Techniques

Open Access
Song, Wenxin
Graduate Program:
Electrical Engineering
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
April 03, 2015
Committee Members:
  • Kenneth Jenkins, Thesis Advisor
  • Qiming Zhang, Thesis Advisor
  • Turgay Ertekin, Thesis Advisor
  • Data Acquiring
  • Data Processing
  • Stacking
  • Reservoir Imaging
Over the last several decades, techniques used in detecting underground oil and gas have become mature. The most common way is using seismic technology which sends sound waves into the earth and uses geophones to receive the sound waves when they bounce back and analyzing seismic data to simulate stratum characteristics. Simulation is used to determine whether there are rocks containing oil and gas. This thesis devotes efforts to explain the whole detecting process as well as details in following steps such as acquiring data including, positioning/ surveying, seismic energy source, data recording, data interpretation, positioning at sea and on land, pre-data processing, data processing including deconvolution, stacking, reservoir imaging, reservoir characterization.