Lunchbox Geophysics

Bandwidth Extension

Photo Unavailable

Michael Smith

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 – 11:00 AM MST
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 - 5 Avenue SW

To attend, please RSVP to
Unless we have exceeded the allowable number of people for the auditorium, we will not be replying to your email.
LunchBox Geophysics is free! Simply bring your own lunch (refreshments provided) and enjoy.


Prestack inversion was performed on a 3D dataset over a North American carbonate play. The PSTM gathers were conditioned and then Bandwidth Extension (BE) was performed on the data extending the bandwidth from less than 2 octaves to more than 3.5 octaves. After initially inverting to Vp, Vs and density other rock properties were derived including Poisson's ratio and Young's, bulk and shear moduli. Results were cross plotted and geobodies built corresponding to the best reservoir rock.

Drilling results pre- and post-inversion will be discussed.


Michael Smith has 25 years experience in database, programming, seismic processing, and reservoir characterization with various technical and operational leadership positions in the upstream oil and gas industry. He currently serves a dual role as a senior research geoscientist in Reservoir Technologies and a manager in Reservoir Services operational business unit. His areas of interest and expertise are wavelet transform, noise attenuation, resolution enhancement, AVO-compliant processing, multi-component processing, AVO/AVA analysis, seismic inversion, lithology, fracture detection and fluid evaluation.