Fault imaging

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Fault imaging is the process in which faults are processed, identified, and visualized in various ways while conducting seismic exploration. There are multiple motivations to imaging faults. seismically Generally, it is to better understand the structural geology of an area, which can range in size from basin to small scale reservoir modThe exploration and imaging of faults has multiple

Fault terminology and identification in the subsurface

Source 1: Structural Geology textbook by Haakon Fossen

A fault is "any surface or narrow zone with visible shear displacement along the zone" (Fossen). A fault's displacement is described by its heave in the horizontal axis and throw in the vertical axis. (continued discussion of fault basics required?)

Fault interpretation in seismic exploration

Discussion of traps and seals caused by faulting

calculating throw

velocity modeling corrections

Processes of seismic imaging of faults

Ray-based Seismic Modeling

Post vs pre-migration

seismic attributes

Common issues

Fault Shadow

Sources

Correct citations to come

Fault Interpretation During SeismicInterpretation and Reservoir Evaluation: Fractured Reservoirs: Origin, Description, Evaluation by M. E. Badley, B. Freeman, A. M. Roberts, J. S. Thatcher, J. Walsh, J. Watterson, G. Yielding

Fault Shadow Correction Methodology P. Julien1, J. L. Broyer2, O. Bernet-Rollande3

Advances in Seismic Fault Interpretation Automation* By Randolph Pepper1 and Gaston Bejarano1

Structural Geology texbook by Haakon Fossen

Practical Seismic Data Analysis by Hua-Wei Zhou

Elements of Petroleum Geology by Richard Selley

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  1. Matt Hall, 2013, pers. comm. Sorry, this is the best reference I can find.

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