Seismic Acquisition Project Essentials: from Concept to Completion and Beyond by Jan de Bruin (Beijing)

“地震采集基础: 从概念到完成” -前壳牌首席采集专家杨安博

10 - 11 May
Beijing, China
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Course Description


Geophysics - Surface Imaging

Seismic Acquisition Project Essentials: from Concept to Completion and Beyond (地震采集基础: 从概念到完成)



  Mr Jan de Bruin (Project Manager - Seismic Acquisition)


  2 days (10 - 11 May 2018)


  Geophysics – Seismic Acquisition, Cross-Disciplinary






  10 - 20 CPD points



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Course objectives

To make seismic acquisition projects more successful.

This is done by:

  • better understanding the goals of clients of seismic surveys
  • better preparing for a seismic survey, through scouting
  • making a better design of the survey (design is also covered in other courses)
  • learning how to improve relations with people living in the area of the seismic survey
  • better managing the financial aspects of a seismic survey


Course outline

1) Introduction
2) Clients
3) Scouting
4) Design
5) Procurement
6) Safety
7) Communities
8) Execution
9) Finance
10) Equipment
11) Project management
12) Outro


Participants' profile

If you studied geophysics because you really love geophysics and you like to do geophysics and nothing else, then this course is not for you.

If you wonder why your last seismic survey was not the great success you hoped it would be, and would like to have more success with the next one, then this course is for you.

If you are interested to understand how seismic data is acquired, because you are a client of seismic surveys, or because you are in procurement or finance providing support, or in HSE in a supporting or policing role related to seismic acquisition, then this course will be of interest to you.

If your next job will be project manager of seismic surveys or seismic contract manager, then this course is a must for you.

If you are an employee of a seismic company who wants to understand better how seismic surveys are conceived of, initiated and managed in oil companies, and want more detail about the exact reasons why oil companies want to acquire seismic data, and how they go about this, then this course is for you.

If you live in an area where a seismic survey will be conducted or if you are with an NGO in need of understanding more about seismic acquisition, then this course is for you.



This course is essential for Geophysicists and staff in other disciplines who are or will be involved in planning and executing seismic surveys. The course also contains important knowledge for those who are providing support during the planning and execution of these surveys such as people in HSE, Procurement, and Finance. The course will be beneficial for those whose task it is to get the highest possible value out of the data delivered by seismic surveys, for example Geologists and Reservoir Engineers. It is only in the section about design that some geophysical background will be helpful but this should not stop anyone subscribing. Regardless of their experience and education, those whose main task is to make important contributions to the success of seismic surveys will benefit from this course. Partially this is because the project (the seismic survey) will benefit when all those involved have a good understanding of what the others are doing


About the instructor

Jan de BruinJan de Bruin has 29 years experience as a geophysicist with Shell and has covered the full range of geophysical jobs from new recruit to Chief Geophysicist, and from software development to processing to quantitative interpretation to seismic acquisition. From 1999 until 2015 he has been accountable for the successful initiation and completion of many geophysical surveys.

Jan de Bruin has a MSc Physics degree from Delft University in the Netherlands. He has also completed the Henley MBA. He joined Shell in 1986 and has worked for Shell in 9 different countries. He left Shell in 2015 when the opportunity arose to make a change, helped by the drop in oil price, and has used 2016 and part of 2017 to develop this course and to become involved in several interesting projects.