Seismic sedimentology is the use of seismic data to study sedimentary rocks and the processes by which they form. It differs from classic seismic stratigraphy in that it uses mainly the horizontal, instead of the vertical, character of seismic data to provide high-resolution images of seismic attribute patterns that can be related to geomorphology and depositional models. A display of seismic attributes on geologic time surfaces is the basic tool of seismic sedimentology. However, there are strict limitations and conditions under which reservoir geometries can be optimally delineated on time and/or horizon slices. Specifically, the slice must be picked at...

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