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Abstract: To 3-D or Not To 3-D...

ZINKE, SALLY G. and STEVEN A. TEDESCO, Huntford Resources Corporation, Englewood, Colorado

As acquisition costs for 3-D seismic surveys have more affordable, many more companies are venturing into the 3-D realm. The purpose of this discussion is to outline a logical process for management and explorationists to determine whether to shoot a 3-D seismic survey and what type of parameters to utilize in doing so.

There are a large number of issues to be considered in such a decision and they are often broad brushed in the rash to jump on the 3-D band wagon. It is the intention of this paper to explore many of the questions that should be addressed in making a 3-D decision.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90937©1998 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah