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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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For whom the cycles toll: The industry's booms and busts have created a personnel shortage for the geophysical industry and that's just one of the potential problems.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Initial presentations on new discoveries and case histories plus a showcase roundup of technological advances have helped to make Denver's 3-D Seismic Symposium a significant stop on the path to seismic success.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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What's new? Full-wave seismic is positioned to become the next new thing in seismic imaging technology.

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Dare to dream: A hint of optimism is sweeping through today's geophysical industry.

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Let's make a deal: For today's exploration playmakers, the good times are back, with a very nice twist.

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AAPG's growth and development depends on the work of many dedicated, energetic individuals such as these 12 people, the presidents of our international Regions and U.S. Sections.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Horizon attributes (such as dip and azimuth) derived from horizons mapped in 3-D seismic volumes are commonly used by seismic interpreters to identify structural features.

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Don't look now, but if its current rate of development continues, Vietnam is on track to become a major player as an oil-producing nation.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Seismic interpretation is a cornerstone of our industry, as interpretation success has grown increasingly dependent on ever-newer combinations of seismic attributes (SAs).

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DL Abstract

Around 170 million years ago, the Gulf of Mexico basin flooded catastrophically, and the pre-existing landscape, which had been a very rugged, arid, semi-desert world, was drowned beneath an inland sea of salt water. The drowned landscape was then buried under kilometers of salt, perfectly preserving the older topography. Now, with high-quality 3D seismic data, the salt appears as a transparent layer, and the details of the drowned world can be seen in exquisite detail, providing a unique snapshot of the world on the eve of the flooding event. We can map out hills and valleys, and a system of river gullies and a large, meandering river system. These rivers in turn fed into a deep central lake, whose surface was about 750m below global sea level. This new knowledge also reveals how the Louann Salt was deposited. In contrast to published models, the salt was deposited in a deep water, hypersaline sea. We can estimate the rate of deposition, and it was very fast; we believe that the entire thickness of several kilometers of salt was laid down in a few tens of thousands of years, making it possibly the fastest sustained deposition seen so far in the geological record.

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Request a visit from Frank Peel!

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DL Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) seismic-reflection surveys provide one of the most important data types for understanding subsurface depositional systems. Quantitative analysis is commonly restricted to geophysical interpretation of elastic properties of rocks in the subsurface. Wide availability of 3D seismic-reflection data and integration provide opportunities for quantitative analysis of subsurface stratigraphic sequences. Here, we integrate traditional seismic-stratigraphic interpretation with quantitative geomorphologic analysis and numerical modeling to explore new insights into submarine-channel evolution.

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Request a visit from Jacob Covault!

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VG Abstract

In comparison with the known boundary conditions that promote salt deformation and flow in sedimentary basins, the processes involved with the mobilization of clay-rich detrital sediments are far less well established. This talk will use seismic examples in different tectonic settings to document the variety of shale geometries that can be formed under brittle and ductile deformations.

Request a visit from Juan I. Soto!

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