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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 64 (1980)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 711

Last Page: 711

Title: New Dimensions in Seismic Exploration: ABSTRACT

Author(s): G. H. F. Gardner

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The current price of crude oil makes it practical to explore for smaller reservoirs using more expensive techniques. Several techniques are discussed in this lecture which would not have been possible ten years ago for both economic and technical reasons.

Three-dimensional seismic methods add new dimensions to the amount of Previous HitdataNext Hit collected, processed, and interpreted. Previous HitExamplesNext Hit are given of 3-D Previous HitfieldNext Hit Previous HitdataNext Hit and interpretations.

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Color displays add a new dimension to the information content of a seismic cross section. Previous HitExamplesTop are shown of some conventional and unconventional displays.

Attributes other than amplitude and phase are shown to have promise in locating hydrocarbons.

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