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Pitfalls in horizon autopicking

Donald A. Herron
Pitfalls in horizon autopicking (in Pitfalls in the structural interpretation of seismic data, Anonymous)
Interpretation (Tulsa) (February 2015) 3 (1): SB1-SB4


Interpreters use horizon autopicking in many seismic interpretations in the modern workstation environment. When properly used and with data quality permitting this technique enables efficient and accurate tracking of horizons but is not without its pitfalls. Four common pitfalls are improper selection of the input control or seed grid, not accounting for the "directional" behavior of tracking algorithms, attempting autopicking in areas with poor reflection continuity and/or low signal-to-noise ratio, and failing to recognize elements of geology that are not suitable for autopicking.

ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Pitfalls in horizon autopicking
Title: Pitfalls in the structural interpretation of seismic data
Author(s): Herron, Donald A.
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: Consultant, Sugar Land, TX, United States
Pages: SB1-SB4
Published: 201502
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 3
Accession Number: 2015-034271
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: sects.
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: 201516
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