Lunchbox Geophysics

Density Estimation from Pre-stack Seismic Inversion – An Interpreter’s Perspective

Fred M. Peterson

Fred M. Peterson

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 – 12:00 PM MST
Chevron auditorium, +15 level of 500 – 5th Avenue SW

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An interpreter’s perspective on the reservoir can be enhanced by the use and  understanding of density volumes estimated through the simultaneous inversion of pre-stack  P- wave seismic data as described by Hampson et al, 2005. Although it has been stated that  density estimates for low far angles of incidence are difficult to obtain, we present a rationale and an example of where it is possible to obtain useful density estimates from low angles.

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Fred began his career in the Oil and Gas industry with Shell Canada in 1972 and has since worked with the geophysics and geology of several of the world’s sedimentary basins. Principle interests are currently in utilizing pre-stack seismic inversion to exploit hydrocarbons.