Use of Seismic-Derived Velocities for Stratigraphic Exploration on Land: Seismic Porosity and Direct Gas Detection
Norman S. Neidell, J. H. Beard, Ernest E. Cook, 1985. "Use of Seismic-Derived Velocities for Stratigraphic Exploration on Land: Seismic Porosity and Direct Gas Detection", Seismic Stratigraphy II: An Integrated Approach to Hydrocarbon Exploration, Orville Roger Berg, Donald G. Woolverton
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An integrated approach to land based seismic work has been developed which makes consistency among seismic velocity measures and seismic facies analyses central to the development of and acceptance of interpretive models. Greatly enhanced visibility vital to defining stratigraphic traps results inherently from the treatment and display of the seismic data. Refined use of the velocities also leads to porosity and gas detection in quantitative terms and with greater reliability than had been previously considered feasible.
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The publication of AAPG Memoir 26 opened up a whole new field to the exploration community. The material contained in that publication demonstrated the relationship of seismic data to the geology of the subsurface in greater detail than previously thought possible. In the years that have followed great effort has gone into refining and advancing the principles and methods of seismic stratigraphy. The goal of this Memoir 39 publication is to provide 15 papers which present and document the advances and refinements in seismic stratigraphic princples and methods that have occurred since the publication of Memoir 26. These articles help the geologist, geophysicist, and manager to keep abreast of this rapidly developing field and provide some guidelines for the evaluation of stratigraphically controlled prospects.