Diffraction Imaging

Evgeny Landa

Instructors: Evgeny Landa
Date: Nov. 9 - Nov. 10, 2017
Duration: 2 days
Members (early bird/price): CAD$ 800/1000 (plus GST)
Non-members (early bird/price): CAD$ 900/1100 (plus GST)
Location: TBA
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Evgeny Landa obtained his M.Sc degree in geophysics at Novosibirsk University (1972) and Ph. D. degree in geophysics at Tel Aviv University (1986). He started his carrier in the former Soviet Union, Novosibirsk as a researcher, and senior geophysicist. After immigrating to Israel, he worked at the Geophysical Institute of Israel as researcher, Head of R&D group and Head of Seismic Department (1981-2002). During 2002-2014 he worked as Director of OPERA (Applied Geophysical Research Group) in Pau (France) where he was involved in different aspects of seismic data processing, velocity model building and time and depth imaging. Recently Landa is a professor of Geophysics at Tel Aviv University of Israel.

His work on velocity model building by coherency inversion has had a strong impact on today’s seismic depth imaging workflows and forms an important part of the GeoDepth (Paradigm) software package. Recently, his research interest involves using non-reflecting energy for increasing seismic resolution and imaging without precise velocity information. He published more than 60 papers in international journals and a book “Beyond Conventional Seismic Imaging”. He is a member of EAGE and SEG, from which he received the Awards of Best Paper (SEG, Honorary Mentioned, 2005), SEG Honorary Lecture (2015), Special Award of the EAGE for Education Tour (2007), Eotvos Award for best paper of the EAGE (2007, 2010). Landa served as Associated and Deputy Editor of Geophysical Prospecting (EAGE, 2002-2012). He is an Editor of Journal of Seismic Exploration since 2003.


Diffraction has been recognized as the key ingredient in establishing resolution and manifestation of faults, fractures and other small scale subsurface heterogeneities. This two-day course will present the current state of the art of diffraction technology and put this in context by a review of its past developments. The course will cover both forward diffraction modeling and diffraction imaging. Case studies of diffraction imaging will be presented covering applications in seismic exploration and other areas of geo-scientific interest.