LI Quan, WU Wei, YU Shui, KANG Hongquan, TONG Liqing, CAO Xiangyang, LIU Xiaolong. The application of three-dimensional seismic spectral decomposition and semblance attribute to characterizing the deepwater channel depositional elements in the Taranaki Basin of New Zealand[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(9): 79-86. doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1113-0
Citation: LI Quan, WU Wei, YU Shui, KANG Hongquan, TONG Liqing, CAO Xiangyang, LIU Xiaolong. The application of three-dimensional seismic spectral decomposition and semblance attribute to characterizing the deepwater channel depositional elements in the Taranaki Basin of New Zealand[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(9): 79-86. doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1113-0

The application of three-dimensional seismic spectral decomposition and semblance attribute to characterizing the deepwater channel depositional elements in the Taranaki Basin of New Zealand

doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1113-0
  • Received Date: 2016-07-16
  • In the past few years, three-dimensional (3-D) seismogram has become an essential tool for the interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy and depositional systems. Seismic stratigraphy in conjunction with seismic geomorphology has elevated the degree to which seismic data can facilitate geological interpretation, especially in a deepwater environment. Technologies such as time slicing and interval attribute analysis can enhance geomorphological interpretations, and, when integrated with stratigraphic analyses, can yield insights regarding distribution of seal and reservoir facies. Multiple attributes corendering can further bring out features of geological interest that other technologies may overlook. This method involves corender spectral decomposition components (SDC) with semblance attributes to describe the distribution of deepwater channel elements and the boundaries of deepwater sinuous channel. Applying this technology to four elements is observed: (1) point-bars, (2) migration of channel meander loops, (3) channel erosion/cut, and (4) avulsion. The planview expression of the deepwater channel ranges from low sinuosity to high sinuosity. Furthermore, this technology has enabled interpreters to visualize details of complex depositional elements and can be used to predict net-to-gross ratio in channel systems, which can be incorporated into borehole planning for exploration as well as development needs to improve risk management significantly. The technology is applied to the study area in an effort to illustrate the variety of interpretation technologies available to the geoscientist.
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