In previous special sections of the first four volumes of Interpretation, the majority of papers submitted consider attributes. As we need to resolve increasingly thinner beds and map smaller and smaller changes in the reservoir, we need to extract as much information from our seismic data, cost effectively, as possible. Therefore, the importance of attributes cannot be overstated. However, underlying these attributes either prestack or poststack are the gathers. These are the basic building blocks of our trade and where the majority of our information resides.

Gather conditioning combines interpretation and processing for the end goal that accurately characterizes...

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