SWLGS Short Course

Critical Aspects of Seismic Petrophysics:
Rock Properties from Seismic Data

A continuing education class offered by
the Southwest Louisiana Geophysical Society and the Lafayette Geological Society

Dates: Thursday, October 20, 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday, October 21, 8 AM – Noon

Place:University of Louisiana – Lafayette Student Union*

Course cost: $100

Instructor:   Dr. Wayne Pennington, Michigan Tech

  • General rock-property relationships — velocities, porosity, and moduli
  • Averaging of constituent properties — Gassmann fluid substitution
  • Sonic logging – compressional and shear
  • Inversion — acoustic and elastic
  • Interpretation of inverted data for rock properties

    Excerpted bio:

• Dr. Pennington has served as the President of the American Geosciences Institute and as the First Vice President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He was a Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers and coauthored one book with two of his students. His degrees in Geology and Geophysics are from Princeton University, Cornell University, and the University of Wisconsin

To register for the class,

Pay Online at SWLGS.org


contact Brian Brennan at


* Parking available on campus


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