Watershed Algorithm Applied In Halokinetics
Robert Woock¹ and Gwen Pech²
¹Stone Energy, Lafayette, LA
²Terra Spark, Boulder, CO
Visualization for the external and internal morphologies of salt bodies can lead to detailed information on halokinetic features and structural details of the encasing formations. Useful information is gained from high end visualization (InsightEarth) of various salt and sediment features in the GOM from use of watershedding, corendering and other visualization technologies. These insights include economically important findings related to structural history, depositional stratigraphy and drilling environment parameters. We introduce watershedding, a descriptive term for volume segmentation, which is a statistical technique for dividing a volume into different regions.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90206 © AAPG Hedberg Conference, Interpretation Visualization in the Petroleum Industry, Houston, Texas, June 1-4, 2014