An innovative tomogram processing method is presented, the interpretation of which can complement the static-model workflow. The process, in which a cube of tomographic velocities is generated and then tomograms are derived, will add to the information coming from the seismic data. The processed tomographic model provides interpretable information from the topographic surface and is an important tool for seismic characterization because, through the design processes, the resultant seismic character yields a set of interpretable data. In zones of dramatic topography, and in general with complex geology, it is possible to more reliably correlate the outcrops with the seismic data and in this way refine the final model of the area. These data can be used for the shallow exploration of hydrocarbon reservoirs or, for example, for the identification and structural monitoring of sweet-water aquifers that should be protected behind pipes in the design of well casing. Two case histories will be presented and commented on in the final section of this paper. Teamwork should improve when new technologies and new challenges are addressed collaboratively by people engaged in different disciplines related to geologic and geophysical activities.

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