Abstract

In an article titled “The future of interpretation” on the President's Page in the May 2011 issue of TLE, John Eastwood characterized the state of interpretation as being “stuck in a paradigm (or rut).” After correctly identi-fying the existence of some truly 3D interpretation tools and workflows that “either fill only niche areas of the entire interpretation process or are dependent on high-quality seismic data,” he observed that the “pragmatic prevalence” of manual interpretation, which he describes as “interpreting surfaces and fault planes on 2D lines and slowly building a self-consistent 3D framework,” satisfies two critical needs: 1) interpreting multiple data sets at multiple scales simultaneously, and 2) incorporating external data such as well information or regional data.

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