These courses have all evolved from the 5th SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course, offered by Dr. Thomsen at 28 locations around the world in 2002. The material has been updated and parsed variously for differing client needs.

Six courses are described here, with a complete synopsis for each. All are supported by the book, Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation, by Leon Thomsen, published in 2002 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, as the 2002 SEG/EAGE DISCourse, with a 2nd Edition printed in 2014. They are not “methods courses”, but rather are “concept courses”, familiarizing the students with essential concepts, enabling them to ask the right questions in future conversations, rather than to operate particular software packages.

The six courses are: