Interpretation call for papers

Interpreting stratigraphy from geophysical data

The editors of Interpretation invite papers on the topic of "Interpreting stratigraphy from geophysical data" for publication in the August 2013 special section/supplement of Interpretation.

Since seismic stratigraphy was introduced to the geoscience community in the 1970s, the stratigraphic interpretation of geophysical data has become a basic component of many geoscience studies. Better knowledge of stratigraphy, sedimentology, and reservoir engineering, and continued improvement in data processing, modeling, and attribute analysis, have sustained the development of innovative interpretation technologies. As a result, more accurate stratigraphic frameworks, higher quality facies mapping, and higher-resolution thin-bed prediction have become routine in hydrocarbon exploration and development workflows.

The objective of this special Interpretation section is to showcase recent advances in stratigraphic interpretation using a variety of data sources. Integration of multiple sources of geophysical data and geologic data are encouraged. Topics of the special section will include but not be limited to:

  • carbonate stratigraphy and depositional facies
  • clastic stratigraphy and depositional facies
  • thin-bed analysis applied to high-frequency sequence stratigraphy, reservoir architecture, and geometry
  • attribute analysis applied to facies prediction

Interested authors should submit their manuscripts for review no later than 1 March 2013. In addition, the special section/supplement editors would like to receive a provisional title and list of authors as soon as possible. Authors should submit via the normal online submission system for Interpretation ( and indicate that it is a contribution for this special section. The submitted papers will be subject to the regular peer-review process, and the contributing authors also are expected to participate in the review process as reviewers.

We will work according to the following timeline:

Submission deadline: 1 March 2013
Peer review complete: 24 April 2013
All files submitted for production: 8 May 2013
Publication of issue: August 2013

Special section editors:

Hongliu Zeng
Bruce Hart
Lesli Wood

Interpretation, copublished by SEG and AAPG, aims to advance the practice of subsurface interpretation.