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Visualization, interpretation, and cognitive cybernetics

Gaynor S. Paton and Jonathan Henderson
Visualization, interpretation, and cognitive cybernetics (in Interpretation 3D visualization, Steve Adcock (prefacer), Jean Yves Chatellier (prefacer) and Linda R. Sternbach (prefacer))
Interpretation (Tulsa) (August 2015) 3 (3): SX41-SX48


Interpretation of 3D seismic data involves the analysis and integration of many forms and derivatives of the original reflectivity data. This can lead to the generation of an overwhelming amount of data that can be difficult to use effectively when relying on conventional interpretation techniques. Our natural cognitive processes have evolved so that we can absorb and understand large amounts of complex data extremely quickly and effectively. However, these cognitive processes are heavily influenced by context and color perception. Seismic interpretation can benefit greatly through better exploiting the positive aspects of visual cognition and through techniques designed to minimize the pitfalls inherent in the cognitive process. The interpretation of data also requires the ability to combine data analysis with knowledge and expertise that is held by the interpreter. It is this combination of visual perception techniques to see the information, combined with interpreter guidance to understand what is seen, that makes interpretation of seismic data effective. Geological Expression workflows that are data driven and interpreter guided enable us to see and effectively interpret the geology that is present in the seismic data. In effect this gives us a Cognitive Interpretation of the data.

ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Visualization, interpretation, and cognitive cybernetics
Title: Interpretation 3D visualization
Author(s): Paton, Gaynor S.Henderson, Jonathan
Author(s): Adcock, Steveprefacer
Author(s): Chatellier, Jean Yvesprefacer
Author(s): Sternbach, Linda R.prefacer
Affiliation: ffA, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Affiliation: dGB Earth Sciences, Sugar Land, TX, United States
Pages: SX41-SX48
Published: 201508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 6
Accession Number: 2016-006922
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Star Creek Energy, USA, United States
Source Note: Online First
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: 201604
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