You have just joined a new asset team or new company. You're handed an area to evaluate. The data include seismic, logs, and a cube of acoustic impedance. What do you do with the impedance data? How was it created? What unique information does it provide? What pitfalls and artifacts may be present? How do you interpret this data set on a workstation that is designed for seismic data? How do you report your results to management? Valid questions? Read on.

Inversion of seismic data into acoustic impedance (AI) is a rapidly growing field, due primarily to the ease and...

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