These two courses present the basic methods of migration in a simple manner and uses diagrams and figures to illustrate principles. The first course is three days and covers the basic algorithms of poststack migration then discusses issues related to migration such as topography, frequency content, or parameters, to build a foundation for the following prestack course. The second two day course deals with the prestack nature of migration and its superior capability of imaging the subsurface. A feature of these courses is the nature in which the material is presented. Most pages in the notes contain a text page on the left with accompanying figures on the right. The concepts are presented in an intuitive graphical manner without detailed mathematics that can obscure the fundamental concepts. Some mathematics is included to illustrate the simplicity of the algorithms. Numerous geometrical constructions are included in the notes to illustrate the simplicity of migration algorithms.
The course is designed for all geophysicists, independent of their background. Each participant will have an understanding of the basic algorithms and should be able to communicate freely between processing specialists and seismic interpreters. Those with computer skills will be able to write their own migration programs.