Seismic Data Analysis Techniques in Hydrocarbon Exploration, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012420029X
  • ISBN-13: 9780124200296
  • DDC: 622.1828
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Seismic Data Analysis Techniques in Hydrocarbon Exploration explains the fundamental concepts and skills used to acquire seismic data in the oil industry and the step-by-step techniques necessary to extract the sections that trap hydrocarbons as well as seismic data interpretation skills. It enhances the ability to interpret seismic data and use that data for basin evaluation, structural modeling of a fault, reservoir characterization, rock physics analysis, field development, and production studies. Understanding and interpreting seismic data is critical to oil and gas exploration companies. Arming young geoscientists with a reference that covers the key principles of seismic data analysis will enhance their job knowledge, skills and performance. A fundamental grasp of seismic data enhances employability and aids scientists in functioning effectively when working with seismic data in industry.Edited by a team of petroleum geoscientists with more than 30 years of experience in hydrocarbon exploration and data analysis at O&G companies. More than 200 figures, photographs, and illustrations aid in the understanding of the fundamental concepts and techniques used to acquire seismic data Takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to presenting the techniques and skills used to extract the geologic sections from acquired seismic data. Enhances the geoscientist's effectiveness when using seismic data for field development and other exploration and production studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Basic Sedimentology and Seismic Data Acquisition.
2: Sedimentation and Oil/Gas Formation.
3: Understanding Seismic Wave Propagation.
4: Understanding Seismic Exploration.
5: Understanding Noise in Seismic Record.
6: Detailed Seismic Data Processing Techniques.
7: Understanding the Detail Seismic Processing Techniques Used to Convert the Acquired Seismic Data into the Geologic Section of the Earth.
8: Understanding CMP Binning and Sorting.
9: Understanding Deconvolution.
10: Understanding Sample Data.
11: Understanding NMO, Velocity Analysis DMO, and Stacking.
12: Understanding Multiple Reflections.
13: Understanding Residual Statics.
14: Understanding Seismic Migration.
15: Seismic Data Interpretation Methodology.
16: Understanding Seismic Interpretation Methodology.
17: Understanding Reflection Coefficient.