Abstract

We have previously discussed some alternative means of modifying the frequency spectrum of the input seismic data to modify the resulting coherence image. The simplest method was to increase the high-frequency content by computing the first and second derivatives of the original seismic amplitudes. We also evaluated more sophisticated techniques, including the application of structure-oriented filtering to different spectral components before spectral balancing, thin-bed reflectivity inversion, bandwidth extension, and the amplitude volume technique. We further examine the value of coherence computed from individual spectral voice components, and alternative means of combining three or more such coherence images, providing a single volume for interpretation.

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