Riverton Dome is a prime example of a mature Rocky Mountain oil and gas field that has benefited from new drilling based on a recent 3-D seismic survey. The field was discovered in 1949 through surface geology and seismic (Hinton, 1957; Borgerding, 1989) and was acquired by Snyder Oil Corporation (SOCO) in 1993. In 1998 SOCO acquired a 38-mi2 3-D seismic survey over Riverton Dome Field with funding from Belco Energy, Tom Brown Incorporated, and the U.S. Department of Energy to determine reservoir distribution, structural configuration, and compartmentalization.

The survey was acquired with fractionated bins to image the steep...

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