Interpreting between the Lines
S. Lacaze and F. Pauget
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition - Workshops
Session: WS13 - Sedimentation Patterns
Publication date: 10 June 2013
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Price: € 20
After three years of intensive R&D efforts, a novel approach is proposed in seismic interpretation to exploit the three dimensionality of the seismic data throughout the seismic volume. Instead of interpreting individual seismic events this method enables interpreters to build a stack of horizons that follow every event. User intervention is still needed, for example, to ensure that the correct jump correlation is made between horizon patches on opposite sides of a fault. Once an interpreter has identified the correlations, the method will then automatically make an updated and optimized stack of chronostratigraphically indexed horizons. Such technology reduces time cycles, helps in the identification in the geological prospects and minimizes risk for drilling decisions in the E&P process. It has been tested on various case studies to quickly leverage information contained in seismic data at different scales. This approach is ideal when you need to rapidly evaluate a new area from top to bottom.