04964098 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method for seismic trace interpolation by dip range analysis is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, a series of dip ranges are defined by a plurality of dips. A trace estimate for each of the dip ranges is generated by filtering with a mathematically integrated time shift in each frequency component of each seismic trace appearing in the dip range. These filtered frequency components are then passed through a low pass filter. The sum of the filtered frequency components is the trace estimate. The seismic traces are then demodulated to obtain the trace envelopes whose values along the above mentioned dips are examined for continuity. A continuity factor is developed for each dip and then each of the continuity factors is summed and the sum divided by the number of continuity factors to obtain a weighting function. The weighting functions are multiplied with the trace estimates, and the results summed to obtain the interpolated trace.

Title
Method for seismic trace interpolation
Application Number
7/493885
Publication Number
4964098
Application Date
March 15, 1990
Publication Date
October 16, 1990
Inventor
Scott C Hornbostel
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Vaden Eickenroht Thompson & Boulware
Assignee
Exxon Production Research Company
TX, US
IPC
G01V 1/36
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