Seismic Attenuation from Vertical Seismic Profiling and Log Data Analysis: A Multi-Well Study
R. Pevzner1, A. Alasbali1, R. Galvin1, B. Gurevich1, and T. Mueller2
All methods for quantitative interpretation of seismic data are based on the analysis of amplitudes of seismic (reflected) waves. Seismic attenuation along the ray path of a wave significantly affects this amplitude information. As such, understanding of this phenomenon has a huge impact for the industry. On top of that, seismic attenuation is a useful attribute by itself applicable for overpressure predictions (Domnesteanu et al. 2002) in oil & gas exploration or as a proxy for shear/heavily faulted zones in mineral exploration.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain