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Automated spectral recomposition with application in stratigraphic interpretation

Yihua Cai, Sergey Fomel and Hongliu Zeng
Automated spectral recomposition with application in stratigraphic interpretation (in Interpreting stratigraphy from geophysical data, Hongliu Zeng (prefacer), Bruce S. Hart (prefacer) and Lesli J. Wood (prefacer))
Interpretation (Tulsa) (August 2013) 1 (1): SA109-SA116


Analyzing seismic attributes in the frequency domain is helpful for reservoir characterization. To analyze the reservoir interval of interest in detail, it is important to capture the seismic response at each frequency subset. Spectral recomposition can be used to extract significant components from the seismic spectrum. We propose a separable nonlinear least-squares algorithm for spectral recomposition, which estimates linear and nonlinear parts automatically in separate steps. Our approach is applied to estimate fundamental signal parameters, peak frequencies, and amplitudes, with which the seismic spectrum can be reconstructed. Automated spectral recomposition helps us visualize frequency-dependent geologic features on cross sections and time slices by extracting significant frequency components. Spectral recomposition can also indicate how frequency contents attenuate with time.

ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Automated spectral recomposition with application in stratigraphic interpretation
Title: Interpreting stratigraphy from geophysical data
Author(s): Cai, YihuaFomel, SergeyZeng, Hongliu
Author(s): Zeng, Hongliuprefacer
Author(s): Hart, Bruce S.prefacer
Author(s): Wood, Lesli J.prefacer
Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Pages: SA109-SA116
Published: 201308
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 27
Accession Number: 2013-088689
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201352
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