Abstract

Multicomponent seismic data analysis enhances confidence in interpretation by providing mode-converted PS data for imaging the subsurface. Integrated interpretation of PP and PS data begins with the identification of reflections corresponding to similar geologic events on both data sets. This identification is accomplished by carrying out well-log correlation through the generation of PP and PS synthetic seismograms. There are a few issues associated with the approach. One of the issues is that PS data have lower resolution than PP data. This presents difficulties in the correlation of equivalent reflection events on both data sets. Even if few consistent horizons are tracked, the horizon-matching process introduces artifacts on the PS data mapped in PP time. In this paper, we elaborate on such challenges with a data set from the Anadarko Basin in the United States. We then propose a novel workflow to address the challenges.

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