3-D AVO study in eastern Alberta

Kelly D. Hrabi and Don C. Lawton


The seismic technique called AVO (amplitude variation with offset) has recently gained widespread attention among explorationist because it promises to assist in the interpretation of subtle stratigraphic targets and to identify hydrocarbon-bearing rocks with more confidence. The first objective of this study is to undertake the analysis and interpretation of a 3-D seismic survey in eastern Alberta. A second objective is to examine the data set for AVO anomalies which may be related to hydrocarbons and lithologic events, such as salt, or other rock types that cause sudden changes in velocity.

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