Comprehensive method for a multi-2D seismic interpretation

Lacaze, Sébastien (Eliis SAS. Parc Mermoz, Immeuble l’Onyx, 187 rue Hélène Boucher, 34170 Castelnau-Le-Lez, France) | Philit, Sven (Eliis SAS. Parc Mermoz, Immeuble l’Onyx, 187 rue Hélène Boucher, 34170 Castelnau-Le-Lez, France) | Pauget, Fabien (Eliis SAS. Parc Mermoz, Immeuble l’Onyx, 187 rue Hélène Boucher, 34170 Castelnau-Le-Lez, France) | Wilson, Thomas (Eliis Pty Ltd, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia)

OnePetro 

Summary Structural interpretation from 2D seismic line sets is common in the hydrocarbon exploration process. Generally, this process consists in the interpretation of several key horizons on the several seismic lines available, which is time-demanding. Furthermore, as the seismic lines are often processed differently, misties are frequently observed between the lines, which may lead to cumbersome interpretation. In this paper, we introduce a method aiming at providing an efficient 2D line seismic interpretation answering the need of obtaining early 3D geological model during reservoir exploration. Introduction Traditional 2D seismic interpretation is generally a complex and time-consuming task which relies on 2D autotracking and the manual picking of a few stratigraphic events on every line.