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Seismic Attributes

January 01, 2011


By definition, a seismic attribute is a measurement based on seismic data (Sheriff, 2002). In the strictest sense, then, two-way traveltime, also known as horizon time, is perhaps the most important and frequently used seismic attribute, although it isn't usually considered an attribute.

Brown (1996) includes horizon time in his list of 66 different attributes and indicates that an attribute is “necessarily a derivative of a basic seismic measurement.” He presents a generalized classification scheme that breaks attributes into four categories: time, amplitude, frequency, and attenuation. Brown also poses two questions that all interpreters must address when analyzing seismic attributes:

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysical Monograph Series

First Steps in Seismic Interpretation

Donald A. Herron
Donald A. Herron
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