Salt basins such as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa have proven to be prolific areas for hydrocarbon discoveries. In these basins the salt usually presents a high velocity contrast, with fast salt juxtaposed against slower sediments creating substantial imaging challenges, making exploration, development, and production difficult. The recent advances in seismic acquisition (e.g., wide and full azimuth, broadband, and ocean bottom nodes), processing technologies (e.g., SRME, TTI anisotropy, reverse time migration, and full-waveform inversion), interpretation technology (such as joint interpretation/inversion of different geophysical measurements) and high-performance computing, have enabled imaging of complex salt and associated subsalt sediment...
Introduction to special section: Salt basin model building, imaging, and interpretation
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Jacques P. Leveille, Dave McCann, David Bartel, Scott Morton, Jerry Young, Brian Horn, Rob Wervelman, Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl, Adriana Ramirez, Gabriel Ritter, Paul Williamson, Mark Rhodes, Bill Hart; Introduction to special section: Salt basin model building, imaging, and interpretation. Interpretation 2014;; 2 (4): SLi. doi: https://doi.org/10.1190/INT2014-1008-SPSEINTRO.1
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