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