The Use of Modern 3D Seismic Data Processing Techniques; 5D Interpolation and Anisotropic PSTM, to Improve Existing 3D Data in SOLA Data Examples Courtesy of SEI Pulling the Scales from our Eyes; New truth from Existing Data Sets
John Stevens, John Asma, Sukhdev Hyare, and Dave Spaulding
The Use of Modern 3D Seismic Data Processing Techniques; 5D Interpolation and Anisotropic PSTM, to Improve Existing 3D Data in SOLA Data examples courtesy of SEI Pulling the scales from our eyes; New truth from existing data sets Modern data acquisition techniques are often required to image deep features and complex structural regimes. However, there is a treasure trove of existing data that can be mined. The use of multi-dimensional interpolation schemes as well as anisotropic pre-stack time migration are welcome additions to the standard processing library. Although these modern computer intensive processes promise to improve the imaging process, attention to detail prior to these routines can contribute to some surprising and gratifying results. Several examples from south Louisiana with be used to illustrate the application of advanced processing procedures, including multi-dimensional interpolation and anisotropic pre-stack time migration, as well as the benefits of careful and thorough pre-processing.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90167©2013 GCAGS and GCSSEPM 63rd Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 6-8, 2013