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The Seismic Analyzer: Interpreting and Illustrating 2D Seismic Data

Daniel Patel, Christopher Giertsen, John Thurmond, John Gjelberg, M. Eduard Gröller

ARTICLE, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG), Oct, 2008

Abstract

We present a toolbox for quickly interpreting and illustrating 2D slices of seismic volumetric reflection data. Searching for oil and gas involves creating a structural overview of seismic reflection data to identify hydrocarbon reservoirs. We improve the search of seismic structures by precalculating the horizon structures of the seismic data prior to interpretation. We improve the annotation of seismic structures by applying novel illustrative rendering algorithms tailored to seismic data, such as deformed texturing and line and texture transfer functions. The illustrative rendering results in multi-attribute and scale invariant visualizations where features are represented clearly in both highly zoomed in and zoomed out views. Thumbnail views in combination with interactive appearance control allows for a quick overview of the data before detailed interpretation takes place. These techniques help reduce the work of seismic illustrators and interpreters.

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IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG)

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BibTeX

@article{patel08seismicAnalyzer,
  author = {Daniel Patel and Christopher Giertsen and John Thurmond and 
		John Gjelberg and M. Eduard Gr{\"o}ller},
  title = {The Seismic Analyzer: Interpreting and Illustrating 2D Seismic Data},
  year = {2008},
  abstract = {We present a toolbox for quickly interpreting and illustrating 
	2D slices of seismic volumetric reflection data. Searching for oil and gas 
	involves creating a structural overview of seismic reflection data to 
	identify hydrocarbon reservoirs. We improve the search of seismic structures 
	by precalculating the horizon structures of the seismic data prior to 
	interpretation. We improve the annotation of seismic structures by applying 
	novel illustrative rendering algorithms tailored to seismic data, such as 
	deformed texturing and line and texture transfer functions. The illustrative 
	rendering results in multi-attribute and scale invariant visualizations where 
	features are represented clearly in both highly zoomed in and zoomed out 
	views. Thumbnail views in combination with interactive appearance control 
	allows for a quick overview of the data before detailed interpretation takes 
	place. These techniques help reduce the work of seismic illustrators and 
	interpreters.},
  month = {Oct},
  journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG)},
  event = {IEEE Visualization 2008},
  location = {Columbus, Ohio, USA},
  volume = {14},
  number = {6},
  pages = {1571--1578},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2008.170},




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