Realizing the Full Value of Chronostratigraphic Interpretation

March 07, 2017
Recorded Webinar to be broadcast at ​9:00 AM (CST).


Presented by:  Gustavo Morales, Sr. Geophysicist - Technical Sales Advisor
Featured Domain:  Interpretation, Modeling
Featured Technology:  SKUA-GOCAD™, SeisEarth®



Structural deformation of the stratigraphic layers often makes direct interpretation of time/depth slices of the seismic lithofacies a very challenging and time-consuming job.  This becomes even more difficult in a depositional complex environment.  However, seismic data provides chronostratigraphic and seismic lithofacies information derived from reflection characteristics that can be exploited to tackle this task.  This data, along with structural information extracted from seismic discontinuities, produces a very powerful tool for interpreting the subsurface.

Restoring the stratigraphic record prior to structural deformation is an enabler using any seismic lithofacies information in interpretation, seismic reservoir characterization and modeling.

In this presentation, we demonstrate how to combine automatic and semi-automatic interpretation technologies using a space-time mathematical framework (UVT Transform®) to build an accurate subsurface model.  We begin by building a full fault network in just minutes, to extract a large number of single seismic events from the cube as horizon patches.  After cleaning them, each patch is associated with an individual iso-time constraint.  The set of constraints is then used to parameterize the geological space and automatically compute the chronostratigraphic model.  The chronostratigraphic model matches all seismic coherent signals, and not only the few horizons typically interpreted, allowing the accurate use of seismic information in a geostatistical model used in a reservoir model.  This technology allows the user to perform more reliable 3D seismic volume flattening, which can be used to QC and modify the interpretation.  It also reveals geological features that wouldn’t be seen in conventionally flattened space.  


Gustavo-Morales_sm.jpgGustavo Morales is a Geophysical Engineer and Technical Sales Advisor at Paradigm.  With over 13 years’ experience, and successful career in the whole geophysics spectrum (acquisition, processing and interpretation) he was able to get involved in several integrated and multidisciplinary projects which include different basins and/or tectonic settings in more than 15 countries of 7 continents, special approach for complex reservoir conditions including: tight reservoirs, heterogeneous sequences highly faulted/fractured areas and severe unconformity settings