The passing of 20 years has left us with some predictable, yet unsolved, dilemmas in the field of seismic interpretation. At the same time, breakthrough technology has appeared, and this will probably make the next 20 years of seismic interpretation completely different than 1982–2002.

The acknowledgment that TLE needed to become more relevant to a large segment of seismic interpreters got a kick start in 1985, when James Fox of Phillips Petroleum claimed, in a letter to TLE, that he was dropping his SEG membership because there were no useful articles about seismic interpretation in either Geophysics or...

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