A review of AVO analysis

Hongbo Zhang, R. James Brown

It is usually true that, in looking into the future, people can benefit by reviewing the accomplishments of the past. In this paper, we review many of the milestones in the development of AVO methodology concerning the principles of AVO analysis, the methods of seismic data processing for AVO analysis, the applications of AVO and the techniques in AVO analysis. We have tried to cover the critical formulae and the most current technologies in AVO analysis, including multicomponent and converted-wave AVO, though we make no claims that the review is exhaustive.