Whether done consciously, unconsciously, or even by a machine, pattern recognition is key to successful seismic interpretation. Patterns such as lateral and vertical changes in reflector amplitude, frequency, continuity, and dip form the basis of seismic stratigraphy. When viewed on stratal slices, faults may exhibit en echelon or polygonal structural patterns while channels may exhibit meandering, anastomosing, bifurcation, or avulsion stratigraphic patterns where these stratigraphic patterns form the basis of seismic geomorphology. Seemingly small features may be key architectural elements of a larger system or provide significant insight into the environment of deposition. Sometimes, specific geologic features provide the correct...

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