E. J. H. Rijks
Today, three-dimensional (3-D) seismic is playing an increasingly important role in appraisal and development planning. At first, 3-D datasets were aimed at analyzing the structural style and the mapping of complex fields; more recently, 3-D seismic has proved its value in defining details at reservoir level.
Several examples of 3-D interpretations will demonstrate that pore content, reservoir facies, and very small faults can often be mapped confidently on 3-D seismic. The importance of the use of horizon attribute displays such as amplitude, dip, and azimuth in the detection of subtle structural and stratigraphic features will be illustrated.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91003©1990 AAPG Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, June 3-6, 1990