08010294 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 44 patents.

A process that assists with the identification of potential hydrocarbon deposits that includes performing a structural interpretation of a three-dimensional seismic volume, transforming the three-dimensional seismic volume into a stratal-slice volume, performing a stratigraphic interpretation of the stratal-slice volume which includes the extracting of bounding surfaces and faults and transforming the stratal-slice volume into the spatial domain. As illustrated in FIGS. 24a, b and c, an exemplary seismic volume before Domain Transformation is presented in FIG. 24a, interpreted horizons and faults used in the transformation are presented in FIG. 24b, and the Domain Transformed stratal-slice volume is presented in FIG. 24c. The input seismic volume in FIG. 24a has deformations associated with syn- and post-depositional faulting. The output Domain Transformed volume (FIG. 24c) is substantially free of deformations.

Title
Extraction of depositional systems
Application Number
12/772634
Publication Number
8010294 (B2)
Application Date
May 3, 2010
Publication Date
August 30, 2011
Inventor
James A Carlson
Boulder
CO, US
William S Hammon III
Boulder
CO, US
Geoffrey A Dorn
Broomfield
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Jason H Vick
Assignee
Terraspark Geosciences
DE, US
IPC
G01V 1/00
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