Michigan Technological University SPOT Dept. of Geological Engineering & Sciences
(Seismic Petrophysics: Observation & Theory)

Seismic Data Set Directory

This site is intended to provide links (without support) to sources of reflection seismic data for use in education and research. Please report new sites or dead links to <wayne@mtu.edu>.

Downloadable 2D and 3D Date Sets and Interpretation Software:

http://www.opendtect.org/osr -- Open Seismic Repository: Complete 2D and 3D data sets with auxiliary data, in OpenDTect format, downloadable using readily available (bit-torrent) software designed to transmit large volumes of data. OpenDTect interpretation software is also downloadable (free) from the site.

Sources of 2D lines of stacked seismic data:

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/sdc/ -- data from academic marine research investigations worldwide
http://www.marine-geo.org/seismic/ -- data from academic and government research studies worldwide
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/NAMSS/ -- national (US) archive of marine seismic data
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/jamstec-e/IFREE_center/index-e.html -- Japanese marine seismic data
http://sioseis.ucsd.edu/ar/index.html -- data from cruises of Scripps Institute of Oceanography
http://www.iris.edu/SeismiQuery/assembled.phtml -- data from IRIS experiments, usually large-scale crustal studies
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/seismicreflection/index.html -- marine data from studies by US NOAA
http://www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/cocorp/COCORP.html -- COCORP continental US data
http://www.ga.gov.au/minerals/research/methodology/geophysics/ansir.jsp -- Australian onshore data ($)
http://nerslweb.cr.usgs.gov/NPRAWEB/seissrch.asp -- data from the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve

https://www.ukoilandgasdata.com/ -- UK Oil and Gas Authority (free registration required)
    80,000km of 2D marine seismic with logs, reports; some with field data and gathers. More information about this data can be found at: https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/exploration-production/exploration/seismic-acquisition/.

Sources of 3D volumes of stacked seismic data:

http://www.beg.utexas.edu/mainweb/publications/pubs-compmulti.htm -- seismic data can be purchased
   Stratton field ($40; SW0003) includes log data and other information
   Boonesville field ($145; SW0007) includes log data and other information
   West Waha and Worsham-Bayer fields ($35; SW0008) includes log data and production records

Sources of pre-stack 2D lines of seismic data:

http://nerslweb.cr.usgs.gov/NPRAWEB/seissrch.asp -- data from the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve
http://software.seg.org/ -- three large 2D data sets associated with workshops and publications

Sources of pre-stack 3D volumes of seismic data:

Seismic data included as part of a book or other publication:

   "Seismic Data Processing with Seismic Un*x" -- (Catalog # 262A; ISBN 1-56080-134-4) Includes 2 deep crustal marine lines
   "Processing Near-Surface Seismic Reflection data" -- (Catalog #261A; ISBN 1-506080-090-9) Shallow data
   "CREWES 3C-3D Seismic Data Set" -- (Catalog #338A) 3D multi-component land data
   "A Lab Manual of Seismic Reflection Processing" -- (ISBN 90-73781-34-5) Shallow geotechnical data

Sources of 2D and 3D seismic data available for cost of reproduction:

http://www.crownminerals.govt.nz/cms/petroleum/technical-data -- New Zealand seismic (and other) data available to order.

Sources of seismic data requiring approval to use, licensing, or membership:

http://www.force.org/Prestack/forside.htm -- Norwegian offshore data from 2D prestack lines near wells, with well information.
Contact details are available on the site.
http://www.force.org -- This Norwegian consortium may have data available from specific sites, depending on current research.
Contact details are available on the site.
Norwegian offshore seismic, well, and core data available; contact details are available on the site.

Sources of synthetic 2D and 3D seismic data sets:

http://www.delphi.tudelft.nl/SMAART/ -- several synthetic data sets designed for subsalt imaging
http://www.agl.uh.edu/downloads/downloads.htm -- the "Marmousi2" elastic model and data set (see also Martin et al, The Leading Edge, February 2006)


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