Despite the ever-increasing use of 3D seismic data in modern exploration and production environments, 2D seismic data are still widely used in many projects. Mapping of horizons interpreted on 2D migrated seismic lines must necessarily address the problem of misties at line intersections, whether the data are migrated in the time or the depth domain. These misties are the result of the inability of 2D migration to account for the dip of reflections out of the vertical plane of the migrated section. This tutorial describes the technical basis for a simple procedure by which the deeper of the values for an interpreted horizon at the intersection of two 2D migrated seismic lines is used to guide mapping of the horizon.

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