Geophysical Institute (GPI)
Dr.  Thomas Hertweck

Dr. Thomas Hertweck

Dr. Thomas Hertweck is a senior research fellow and lecturer at the Geophysical Institute (GPI). He is part of the Applied Geophysics group and involved in most of its activities.

Before joining KIT, Thomas has spent more than 12 years in the seismic industry on various positions, including Research Geophysicist, Geophysical Software Developer, R&D Manager and Head of R&D.

Research

  • Applied geophysics
  • Seismics (from acquisition to processing and imaging)
  • HPC geophysical software development

Courses

  • Geophysical laboratory exercises
  • Internship
  • Computer and program usage at the GPI
  • Seismics
  • Theory of Seismic Waves
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Seminar on Applied Geophysics

Committees

  • Working team for academic studies in Geophysics
  • Admission committee, Master's program in Geophysics at KIT
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Seismic Exploration

Publications


Book Chapters
True love for true amplitudes, 1970 - 1980.
Hubral, P.; Vieth, K.-U.; Riede, M.; Hertweck, T.
2001. In: EAGE 1951-2001: reflections on the first 50 years. Ed.: A. McBarnet. Oxford 2001. S. 67-69 
Journal Articles
Comparison of non-hyperbolic and standard CRS using complex field data.
Dell, S.; Downes, J.; Hertweck, T.
2013. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 2013, 4357–4361. doi:10.1190/segam2013-0134.1
Automatic velocity and anisotropic parameter analysis for HTI media: Application to marine narrow-azimuth data.
El Yadari, N.; Winnett, R.; Hertweck, T.; Beauglehole, K.
2010. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 2010, 338–342. doi:10.1190/1.3513552
De-noising seismic data in the time-frequency domain.
Elboth, T.; Qaisrani, H. H.; Hertweck, T.
2008. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 2622–2626. doi:10.1190/1.3063887
Data-stacking beyond CMP.
Hertweck, T.; Mann, J.; Schleicher, J.
2007. The Leading Edge, 26 (7), 818–827 
Traveltime-based true-amplitude migration.
Vanelle, C.; Spinner, M.; Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Gajewski, D.
2006. Geophysics, 71 (6), S251–S259. doi:10.1190/1.2356091
Traveltime-based true-amplitude migration.
Spinner, M.; Vanelle, C.; Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Gajewski, D.
2006. Geophysics, 71 (6), S251 - S259 
Event-consistent smoothing in the context of the CRS stack method.
Hertweck, T.; Mann, J.; Klüver, T.
2005. Journal of Seismic Exploration, 14 (2-3), 197–215 
True-amplitude migration - the traveltime-based strategy.
Vanelle, C.; Spinner, M.; Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Gajewski, D.
2004. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 23 (1), 1005–1008. doi:10.1190/1.1845091
A seismic reflection imaging workflow based on the Common-Reflection-Surface (CRS) stack: theoretical background and case study.
Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Mann, J.; Duveneck, E.; Heilmann, Z.
2004. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 23 (1), 2032–2035. doi:10.1190/1.1845195
A seismic reflection imaging workflow based on the Common-Reflection-Surface stack.
Mann, J.; Duveneck, E.; Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.
2003. Journal of seismic exploration, 12 (3), 283–295 
True-amplitude Kirchhoff migration from topography.
Jäger, C.; Hertweck, T.; Spinner, M.
2003. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, (1), 909–912. doi:10.1190/1.1818089
An Integrated Data-Driven Approach to Seismic Reflection Imaging.
Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Mann, J.; Duveneck, E.
2003. EAGE Technical Programme Extended Abstracts, P004 
Aperture effects in 2.5D Kirchhoff migration: A geometrical explanation.
Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Goertz, A.; Schleicher, J.
2003. Geophysics, 68 (5), 1673–1684. doi:10.1190/1.1620641
The unified approach theory and its applications.
Jäger, C.; Hertweck, T.; Hubral, P.
2002. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 1, 2178–218. doi:10.1190/1.1817138
On the aperture effects in 2.5-D Kirchhoff migration.
Hertweck, T.; Jäger, C.; Goertz, A.; Schleicher, J.
2002. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 1 (Jan), 1121–1124. doi:10.1190/1.1816844
Cascading true-amplitude migration and demigration in practice.
Hertweck, T.; Goertz, A.; Riede, M.; Jaeger, C.; Hubral, P.
2002. Journal of seismic exploration, 10 (1/3), 131–147 
Cascading True-Amplitude Migration and Demigration in Practice.
Hertweck, T.; Goertz, A.; Riede, M.; Jäger, C.; Hubral, P.
2001. Journal of seismic exploration, 10 (1-3), 131–147 
Conference Papers
3D field applications of Full Waveform Inversion for enhanced imaging.
Ratcliffe, A.; Conroy, G.; Vieira da Silva, N.; Vinje, V.; Hertweck, T.; et al.
2014. 74th annual meeting of the German Geophysical Society, 10.03. – 13.03.2014, Karlsruhe 
Automatic Fracture Detection and Velocity/Anisotropic Parameter Analysis for HTI Media from Marine NAZ 3D Supergathers.
El Yadari, N.; Winnett, R.; Beauglehole, K.; Hertweck, T.
2011. 73rd EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011: workshops, Vienna, Austria, 23 - 26 May 2011, Curran, Red Hook, NY. doi:10.3997/2214-4609.20149143
CRS stacking: a simplified explanation.
Mann, J.; Schleicher, J.; Hertweck, T.
2007. 69th EAGE Conference & Exhibition Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007 - Extended Abstracts, 11 - 14 June 2007, London, UK, B044, London 
A seismic reflection imaging workflow based on the CRS stack: a data example from the Oberrheingraben.
Hertweck, T.; Duveneck, E.; Mann, J.; Jäger, C.; Heilmann, Z.
2004. 64th annual meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG), March 8-12, Berlin, Ger- many 
Die Unified-Approach Theorie - Anwendungen von Migration und Demigration.
Jäger, C.; Hertweck, T.
2002. 62nd annual meeting of the German Geophysical Society, 03.03. – 08.03.2002, Hannover 
Presentations
Full Waveform Inversion applied to the Chevron/SEG 2014 blind test dataset.
Zhang, H.; Bi, H.; Ratcliffe, A.; Yu, Z.; Hertweck, T.; et al.
2015. 75th annual meeting of the German Geophysical Society, 23.-26. März 2015, Hannover