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The Final Touch: Attributes Prove Their Worth  
By Satinder Chopra / January 2012

Seismic stratigraphy requires interpreters to analyze the geometrical configurations and termination patterns of seismic reflection events.

Euler Curvature Can Be a Calculated Success   
By Bob Hardage / December 2011

Several (12, we think) types of seismic-based curvature attributes have been introduced the last few years – and of these, the most-positive and the most-negative curvatures described in last month’s article are the most popular.

Curvature Computations Enhance Exploration   
By Satinder Chopra, Kurt Marfurt / November 2011

This month's Geophysical Corner deals with a comparison of structural and amplitude curvatures.

Blended Data Renders Visual Value   
By Bob Hardage / October 2011

To co-render seismic attributes means to blend two or more seismic attributes into a single, unified data display.

Deep Thinking: 4C Proves Value on Seafloor   
By Bob Hardage / September 2011

Marine 4C seismic technology was developed to assist hydrocarbon exploration and development – but 4C data have important marine engineering applications that have not been exploited.

For Fractures, P + S = Maximum Efficiency   
By Bob Hardage / August 2011

In areas where fracture-producing stress fields have been oriented at different azimuths over geologic time, there can be fracture sets of varying intensities and different orientations across a stratigraphic interval.

Measuring Fractures – Quality and Quantity   
By Bob Hardage / July 2011

As has been emphasized in the three preceding articles of this series, when a shear (S) wave propagates through a rock unit that has aligned vertical fractures, it splits into two S waves – a fast-S (S1) mode and a slow-S (S2) mode.

S-Waves on Crack? Not So Much   
By Bob Hardage / June 2011

This month we continue our series on S waves and factures by taking a look at another laboratory measurement that illustrates an important behavior of S waves that propagate in fractured media.

Turn, Turn, Turn: Rotating for S-Wave Data   
/ May 2011

This month we expand our insights into the behavior of seismic S waves as they propagate through a fractured interval, with the emphasis placed on laboratory data of real S waves propagating through fractured real-Earth media.

S Waves Prove Their Worth With Fractures   
By Bob Hardage / April 2011

When a shear (S) wave propagates through a rock unit that has vertical fractures oriented at a reasonably consistent azimuth, it splits into two S waves that propagate with distinct velocities.

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Geophysical Corner

Geophysical Corner - Satinder Chopra
Satinder Chopra, chief geophysicist (reservoir), at Arcis Seismic Solutions, Calgary, Canada, began serving as the editor of the Geophysical Corner column in 2012.

Geophysical Corner

The Geophysical Corner is a regular column in the EXPLORER that features geophysical case studies, techniques and application to the petroleum industry.


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