Conventional 2D and 3D seismic mapping is not ideal for characterizing carbonate reservoirs mainly because of the complexity and heterogeneity of carbonate systems. The unique depositional systems of carbonate environments means that a standard interpretation routine is often inadequate and more sophisticated techniques are needed.

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate an advanced method—the application of visualization techniques to 3D seismic data of some selected carbonate reservoirs and to particularly focus on certain techniques that successfully extracted seismic facies and geometries characteristic of carbonate systems.

We approached the data analysis in two ways. The first approach is to...

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