Out of Phase Doesn’t Mean Out of Luck  
By Satinder Chopra / March 2013

Interpreters use phase each time they design a wavelet to tie seismic data to a well log synthetic.

Micro MDPs Can Be a BIG Tool in Fault Finding  
By Satinder Chopra / February 2013

Microseismic technology is crucial these days for understanding reservoirs and planning development programs.

Time to Pick? No Need to Fear ‘Seismophobia’  
By Satinder Chopra / January 2013

While seismic processing shops usually are the “professionals” when it comes to velocity analysis, the interpreter may have greater insight into the cause of the poor data quality.

A Solid Step Toward Accurate Interpretations  
By Satinder Chopra / December 2012

This month’s column deals with quantifying facies variation.

Waveform Classification Proves Itself a Valuable Tool  
By Satinder Chopra / November 2012

This month’s column deals with seismic waveforms and facies classification.

An ‘Elastic Impedance’ Approach  
By Satinder Chopra / October 2012

A detailed investigation of seismic amplitudes can yield information pertaining to lithological variation in subsurface sedimentary rock formations and the existence and extent of some hydrocarbon zones.

An Effective Way to Find Formation Brittleness  
By Satinder Chopra / September 2012

The discrimination of fluid content and lithology in a reservoir is an important characterization that has a bearing on reservoir development and its management.

In Overthrust Settings, Tie, Tie (2-D) Again  
By Satinder Chopra / August 2012

In the rough terrain of overthrust settings, 2-D seismic data continues to be a standard tool for subsurface mapping – and not only because of economic reasons. Two-D and 3-D seismic surveys are complementary in land environments, because each data type has its own strength and weakness.

Differential Compaction: 3-D Attributes Can Help  
By Satinder Chopra / July 2012

Differential compaction has been used by seismic interpreters to map features of exploration interest, such as carbonate build-ups, fans and fluvial channels.

Seismic and Boundaries: Is It Fluid or Rock?  
By Bob Hardage / June 2012

Starting in the 1980s people began to see that an efficient way to answer this question was to acquire both P-wave and S-wave seismic data across a rock/fluid system that had to be interpreted.

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Satinder Chopra, award-winning chief geophysicist (reservoir), at Arcis Seismic Solutions, Calgary, Canada, and a past AAPG-SEG Joint Distinguished Lecturer began serving as the editor of the Geophysical Corner column in 2012.

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