The use of Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry, or FTG, is becoming increasingly common in the exploration industry We have develop an introduction suite of on-line course modules that give the capability to totally immerse an individual in learning the science application.
A set of modules interfaced with real-data projects will allow you to become familiar with the gravity gradiometry dataset as it is used in oil, gas and mineral exploration, gain a full background understanding of the five (5) significant components, and understand the specifications required to plan a viable data survey. Each module is comprised of three (3) videos & Notes (PDF format). There are three (3) projects included in the course to assure that you have understood the concepts given in the course.
– Module GR101: Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG):
Before acquiring or utilizing an FTG dataset it is advantageous to understand and define the full tensors in gravity gradiometry. Questions that are addressed are; what are the principle tensors used in exploration, what it is used for, and how it is measured. This module covers an overview to these topics in three videos
– Module GR102: Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry – Understanding the Components:
The gravity gradiometry consists of nine tensor components. This series of three videos looks at defining the specific components and significant combinations of components that are used in the interpretation of gravity gradiometry data. The role that each component plays in mapping targets is discussed. There are two projects that follow this module designed to lead the student in understanding the components. The student can submit the project answers to the instructor for comments and discussion, but it is not required.
– Module GR103: Planning and Acquiring an FTG Survey:
It is important to know the specifications required to obtain viable data for the evaluation of your intended prospect. The first question addressed is the FTG data applicable for the prospect target. The follow-up is how to plan a data survey. This module will leave you well prepared to answer these questions as they pertain to your planned surveys. A project is designed to lead the student in planning a survey. The student can submit the project answers to the instructor for comments and discussion, but it is not required.
There is no software requirement for this course.