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By M. Bacon

This publication introduces geophysicists and geologists to the means of analyzing 3-D seismic information. the themes it covers contain simple structural interpretation and map-making; using three-D visualization tools; interpretation of seismic amplitudes; the new release and use of AVO and acoustic impedance datasets; and time-lapse seismic mapping. Written by means of expert geophysicists with a long time of operating adventure within the oil undefined, the e-book can be necessary for graduate scholars, researchers, and new entrants into the petroleum undefined.

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High-frequencynoise removal 13. Drop of interpolatedtraces 14. 5 m on near to 50 m on far offsets 15. Sort to common offset 16. Dip moveout (including approximateNMO) halving the number ofoffset planeson output 17. Pre-stack time migration using constant velocity 1600 m/s 18. InverseNMO 19. 5 km grid) 20. NMO Processinghereattercontinuing on three volumes: 21 . Stack to generate three volumes: near offset stack, far offset stack and full offset stack 22. 3-D constantvelocity inversetime migntion 23.

SocietyofExploration Geophysicists,GeophysicalMonograph SeriesNo. 7. Garotta,R. ln,mAcquisition to Interpret(tion Society ofExploration ceophysi_ cists, DistinguishedInstructor Series,No. 3. society ofExploration Geophysicists, course Notes series No. 4. Hatton, L.. Worthington,M. H. and Makin, J. (19g6). SeismicData processing: Theoryan l practice. Blackwell Scientific. London. Iack,l. (1997). Society ofExploratlon ceophysicists, 1998 DistinguishedInstructor Short Course. , Bacon, M. An Introduction to Seismic Inrerpretatio, (2nd edn).

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