Much information is contained in the seismic reflectivity signal. The discernment between signal and noise, and the reduction of ambiguity of these signals is a major technical challenge. Interpreting lithology solely on normal seismic reflection strength has been well recognized to have pitfalls. This paper sets a case history of commitment by all parties involved to coax the subtle relevant data out from the seismic signals by means of an intelligent integrated approach.
It is current industry standard, with the availability of fast cost effective computer systems and data storage, to have outputs of a number of seismic data versions besides the traditional full stack seismic data. The ability to cohesively analyze all the available data in a timely manner makes the difference on the economics of petroleum exploitation from exploration through to the development phase. The result of each separate analysis should also converge for the deductions to be considered valid for interpretation.