Seismic facies analysis is a powerful, yet largely subjective, methodology for hydrocarbon exploration and development. The term “seismic facies” means different things to different people. For this study, however, seismic facies is defined as a seismic description of depositional facies confined in a seismically thin bed at a normal seismic sampling rate (e.g., 4 ms), making this study's seismic facies analysis different from classical seismic facies analysis of much thicker depositional sequences. As a subjective interpretation of seismic attributes, seismic facies analysis is often laborious and inconsistent, especially if multiple mapping units are involved. How to automate the process via...

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