This paper discusses the complete interactive 3D seismic volume interpretation workflow, including choices for 3D attributes, and describes a methodology to extract the maximum information from seismic in an integrated visualization and interpretation environment.

Structural and stratigraphic attributes can help analyze the impact of surface features, like sand dunes and sabkha, on near surface and deeper seismic events. Simultaneous 3D visualization of multiple attributes makes this analysis even easier. Understanding the full effect of the surface geology on deeper events helps reduce errors during prospect generation and well proposal. It is very helpful for the seismic data processor to apply accurate static correction and to take this into consideration during seismic data reprocessing and amplitude normalization.

The proposed Advanced Volume Interpretation (AVI) workflows’ interactive, iterative analysis and filtering techniques improved data clarity for better structural and stratigraphic interpretation.

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