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Calibrate yourself to your data! A vital first step in seismic interpretationNormal access

Author: Alistair R. Brown
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 49, No 6, November 2001 pp. 729 - 733
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2478.2001.00284.x
Organisations: Wiley
Special topic: Special Issue in memory of J.G. Hagedoorn
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 1.09Mb )

Stratigraphic, reservoir and fluid interpretation demands a thorough understanding of the seismic-to-well tie. Data phase, polarity and tuning effects significantly influence this tie and are often poorly understood. By relating seismic character to known subsurface geology, the interpreter should gain better understanding and be able to calibrate himself to his data. This is an important preliminary stage in any seismic interpretation beyond structure.

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