Seismic data is one of the fundamental tools used to interpret subsurface geology
with application to understanding of earth processes, tectonic evolution, and energy
exploration in particular. This book is written for technical specialists who are new
to seismic geophysics. It introduces the seismic data set including how the data are
acquired and processed in order to produce 2D and 3D images of the subsurface and
how its interpretation is applied to the exploration and development of hydrocarbon
resources. A brief summary of the evolution of the US oil and gas industry is
included to provide a historical context within which the field of seismic geophysics
developed and is applied. The seismic approach started as a method to image and
interpret subsurface structure. Its application evolved well beyond that as vertical
resolution and image quality improved and as various seismic attributes became
more readily computed and understood. Today’s seismic applications include the
evaluation of the full array of petroleum systems elements including the prediction
of source rock presence and degree of maturity, reservoir distribution, trap geome
try, and seal capacity. Current seismic interpretation extends beyond these conven
tional aspects as the energy industry expands into the world of unconventional
resources. This is driven by the need for a better understanding of subsurface bulk
rock properties and frac-induced microseismicity. As an introductory text, this book
provides a general overview of seismic principles, processing, and interpretation
based on over 60 years of combined experience of the authors. The goal is to pro
vide a general understanding of the technique and its application as a starting point
for students and early career professionals. Each chapter includes citations and ref
erences selected by the authors as key publications that provide the next level of
detail regarding specific topics discussed in this volume.
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