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The Importance of the Structural Interpretation of Seismic Data
At a time when complicated structural concepts appear to be the rule rather than the exception, too little effort is being spent on the study of stratigraphic and structural possibilities offered by the seismic cross section data, and too little effort is spent by the geologist in making use of the data. Steps to increase the effort envisage (1) development of qualified personnel for structural and stratigraphic interpretation with responsibilities limited to the cross section and map making; (2) construction of seismic cross sections and display of seismic map data in the most useable form for all geologists; (3) a program to encourage the use of seismic file data and the insistence by the geophysicist that the geologist make use of the data on a constant and routine basis.
Illustrations are provided to show the inadequacy of our present effort and the need for cross sections and seismic maps on a scale and in terms understandable by geological personnel of limited experience.
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