Introduction to AVO Methods
In exploration seismology, the seismic-reflection method is used to find structures that have the potential to trap hydrocarbons. The risk lies in the possibility that the trap may contain no hydrocarbons. Exploration seismology would be more effective if the hydrocarbons could be distinguished directly on seismic sections
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Fundamentals of Geophysical Interpretation, SEG Geophysical Monograph Series No. 13, is a practical handbook for the petroleum geophysicist. Fundamental concepts are explained using heuristic descriptions of seismic modeling, deconvolution, depth migration, and tomography. Pitfalls in processing and contouring are described briefly. Applications include petroleum exploration of carbonate reefs, salt intrusions, and overthrust faults. The book includes past, present, and possible future developments in time-lapse seismology, borehole geophysics, multicomponent seismology, and integrated reservoir characterization.