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Chapter 4: Interpretation

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Edward F. Chiburis
Edward F. Chiburis
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Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Formerly Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco)
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Ming-Ren Hong
Ming-Ren Hong
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Saudi Aramco, formerly ARCO Oil and Gas Co
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John P. Castagna
John P. Castagna
ARCO Oil and Gas Co
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Charles J. Sicking
Charles J. Sicking
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ARCO Exploration and Production Technology; formerly ARCO Oil and Gas Co
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Jose Regueiro
Jose Regueiro
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USB-FUNINDES, formerly with INTEVEP S. A
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K. H. Wrolstad
K. H. Wrolstad
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Unocal Science and Technology Division, Unocal Corporation, Brea, California, USA.
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Robert Estill
Robert Estill
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Published:
January 01, 1993

INTRODUCTION

The past several years have seen steps taken in the application of amplitude variation with offset (AVO) techniques to prestack reflection data. These steps were obviously prompted by an attempt to exploit information contained in the additional dimension and by knowing the theoretic amplitude changes which can occur due to different lithologies and contained fluids. Offsets of 2000 m for both land and marine programs provide sufficient sampling to detect AVO changes, which may be related to change in formation properties. Regardless of source-and receiver-array attenuation effects and of the use of vertical-component receivers on land, the offset dimension can provide more significant information relevant to reservoir and stratigraphic properties than is usually appreciated.

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Investigations in Geophysics

Offset-Dependent Reflectivity–Theory and Practice of AVO Analysis

John P. Castagna
John P. Castagna
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Milo M. Backus
Milo M. Backus
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
9781560802624
Publication date:
January 01, 1993

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