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The “chimney cube” is a new processing and interpretation tool that highlights vertical anomalies on seismic data associated with gas clouds and gas chimneys. They are used to address drilling hazards caused by shallow gas pockets and platform stability problems due to subsea mud volcanoes. Chimney cube data also assist exploration of hydrocarbon targets by high grading prospects and improving understanding of the petroleum system.

Practically, chimney cubes can reveal where hydrocarbons originated, how they migrated into a prospect, and how they spilled or leaked from this...

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