Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
(2001 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course)
by Fred Hilterman
Duration: One day
Intended Audience: Intermediate
The second part identifies the components of the seismic response that are best suited for differentiating pore-fluid from lithologic effects. Field examples emphasize what combination of seismic signatures should be expected for different rock-property environments.
The third part provides rules of thumb for predicting AVO responses and interpreting lithology from observed responses. These rules of thumb help select the best seismic attribute for calibrating amplitude to rock properties in different areas. A case history illustrates the rock-property calibrations that are needed.
The last part examines the numerous amplitude attributes that can be extracted from seismic to quantify an interpretation. The benefits and limitations of these attributes in soft to hard rock environments are discussed first with model data and then with case histories.
This is a good opportunity for those interested in solving practical problems involving seismic amplitude interpretation. An excellent reference book is provided to the participants.