Despite the success of 3-D seismology, the geophysical community recognizes that these surveys contain more information than simply the structure or identification of isolated bodies in the subsurface. This conviction has led to new techniques to exploit the additional information. Amoco's development of coherence cube technology in the 1990s is an example. At about the same time, based on work by Roy Lindseth originally done in the 1970s, a plethora of 3-D poststack inversion algorithms arrived that delivered high-resolution information about the subsurface from seismic data.

This paper describes the integration of coherence cube imaging and seismic inversion and the...

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