Abstract

We have determined to combine the automatic interpretation of horizons in a seismic cube with a space/time framework to construct a chronostratigraphic model that matched seismic events and could be used later, without having to rework it in reservoir modeling and seismic characterization. A large number of single seismic events were automatically extracted from the cube as horizon patches. Each patch was associated to an individual isogeologic time constraint. An optimization process then proposed a geologically coherent model in the volume, filling the gaps in the area where no patch was extracted, and taking into account additional geologic information, such as unconformities, fault displacement, or well information. Furthermore, this process generated a seismic flattened volume used to check the quality of the model and revealed some geologic features such as unpicked faults, channels, lobes, and splays. We evaluated a use case in which this method was successfully tested on a complex faulted data set.

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