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The evolution of the interpreter's toolkit; past, present, and future

Rocky Roden
The evolution of the interpreter's toolkit; past, present, and future (in SEG; 75; Imaging the past, present, and future; Society of Exploration Geophysicists 1930-2005, Craig Beasley (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (2005) 24, Suppl.: S72-S78

Abstract

Geophysical interpreters today take for granted the availability and access to computer workstation environments loaded with 2D/3D seismic surveys, well logs, geological studies, and GIS information. To appreciate what interpreters have at their disposal today, I have made an attempt to review the evolution of interpretation tools from the inception of SEG in 1930 to the present in 25-year increments. I have also described some possible interpretation scenarios for the year 2030, SEG's 100th Anniversary (Table 1). Obviously, I was not personally involved in interpretation in 1930 and 1955 (I was 2 years old), but I have talked with several veterans of the oil industry and reviewed numerous books and papers (especially the November 1980 issue of GEOPHYSICS which commemorates SEG's 50th Anniversary). I have been directly involved in interpretation for the 1980 and 2005 periods.


ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 24, Suppl.
Title: The evolution of the interpreter's toolkit; past, present, and future
Title: SEG; 75; Imaging the past, present, and future; Society of Exploration Geophysicists 1930-2005
Author(s): Roden, Rocky
Author(s): Beasley, Craigprefacer
Affiliation: Rocky Ridge Resources, Centerville, TX, United States
Affiliation: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Houston, TX, United States
Pages: S72-S78
Published: 2005
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2005-074561
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200544
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