Using 3-D Visualization and Seismic Attributes to Improve Structural and Stratigraphic Resolution of Reservoirs
John Kerr and Gary L. Jones
Recent advances in hardware and software have given the interpreter and engineer new ways to view 3-D seismic data and well bore information. Recent papers have also highlighted the use of various statistics and seismic attributes. By combining new 3-D rendering technologies with recent trends in seismic analysis, the interpreter can improve the structural and stratigraphic resolution of hydrocarbon reservoirs.
This paper gives several examples using 3-D visualization to better define both the structural and stratigraphic aspects of several different structural types from around the world. Statistics, 3-D visualization techniques and rapid animation are used to show complex faulting and detailed channel systems. These systems would be difficult to map using either 2-D or 3-D data with conventional interpretation techniques.
AAPG Search and Discover Article #91019©1996 AAPG Convention and Exhibition 19-22 May 1996, San Diego, California