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Title: A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination

Abstract

A method of evaluating a subsurface region by separating/enhancing a certain type of seismic event data of interest from an overall set of seismic event data which includes other, different types of seismic event data is disclosed herein. In accordance with one feature, a particular type of gather is generated from the seismic event data such that the gather includes at least a portion of the data which is of interest and at least a portion of the other data. A series of data discrimination lines are incorporated into the gather at positions and directions which are established in the gather in a predetermined way. Using the data discrimination lines, the data of interest which is present in the gather is separated/enhanced with respect to the other data within the gather. The separated data may be used for example in producing a map of the particular subterranean region. In accordance with another feature, the gather is selected such that the incorporated discrimination lines approach a near parallel relationship with one another. Thereby, the data is transformed in a way which causes the discrimination lines to be parallel with one another, resulting in reduced frequency distortion accompanied by improved accuracy inmore » the separation/enhancement of data. In accordance with still another feature, the disclosed data separation/enhancement method is compatible with an iterative approach.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Houston, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
TomoSeis Inc. (Houston, TX)
OSTI Identifier:
879434
Patent Number(s):
6014342
Application Number:
08/893334
Assignee:
Tomo Seis, Inc. (Houston, TX) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-94ER86019
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lazaratos, Spyridon K. A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Lazaratos, Spyridon K. A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination. United States.
Lazaratos, Spyridon K. Tue . "A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879434.
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title = {A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination},
author = {Lazaratos, Spyridon K.},
abstractNote = {A method of evaluating a subsurface region by separating/enhancing a certain type of seismic event data of interest from an overall set of seismic event data which includes other, different types of seismic event data is disclosed herein. In accordance with one feature, a particular type of gather is generated from the seismic event data such that the gather includes at least a portion of the data which is of interest and at least a portion of the other data. A series of data discrimination lines are incorporated into the gather at positions and directions which are established in the gather in a predetermined way. Using the data discrimination lines, the data of interest which is present in the gather is separated/enhanced with respect to the other data within the gather. The separated data may be used for example in producing a map of the particular subterranean region. In accordance with another feature, the gather is selected such that the incorporated discrimination lines approach a near parallel relationship with one another. Thereby, the data is transformed in a way which causes the discrimination lines to be parallel with one another, resulting in reduced frequency distortion accompanied by improved accuracy in the separation/enhancement of data. In accordance with still another feature, the disclosed data separation/enhancement method is compatible with an iterative approach.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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