Aspects to the resolving power of 3-D seismic surveys

Author : Wolfgang Houba
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 31-54
Volume Number : 18
Year : 1985

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 18, Nov. 1985, pp. 31 – 54

Aspects to the resolving power of 3D Seismic Surveys


Prakla-Seismos GMBH, Buchholzer Str. 100, 3000 Hannover 51, West Germany


Abstract: Hydrocarbon exploration using 3-Dimensional seismic techniques can look back onto a series of experienced enterprises of encouraging work. Successful results of 3D surveys offshore and onshore have proved to be based on careful interactions of data acquisition, data processing as well as data interpretation already during the planning stage.

Sophisticated techniques in each of these domains have been developed in the past few years for enhancing the resolution of the resulting data volumes to enable higher reliability in interpretation work. Important aspects such as spatial sampling, careful positioning, effective binning and powerful imaging are discussed with respect to practical applications.