Deep-Water Facies Analysis Using 3-D Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy and Workstation Techniques: An Example from Plio-Pleistocene Strata, Northern Gulf of Mexico
Published:January 01, 1996
David L. Risch, Barry E. Donaldson, Chris K. Taylor, 1996. "Deep-Water Facies Analysis Using 3-D Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy and Workstation Techniques: An Example from Plio-Pleistocene Strata, Northern Gulf of Mexico", Applications of 3-D Seismic Data to Exploration and Production, Paul Weimer, Thomas L. Davis
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Deep-water lithofacies predictions were made in the Green Canyon area of offshore Louisiana using seismic facies analysis of 3-D data within a sequence stratigraphic framework. The versatility of the computer workstation and the high lateral resolution of the 3-D seismic data allowed us to identify stratigraphic boundaries and distinguish internal characteristics. Multiple flattened horizon slices were excellent for viewing the detailed geomorphic shapes and positions of depositional systems. Lithofacies maps of stratigraphic intervals were made quickly from seismic facies maps using volume attribute analysis and calibrated with well logs and selected seismic profiles.
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