This paper proposes methods to infer rock type from the texture of 3-D seismic data. We propose to borrow techniques from remote sensing and adapt them to the interpretation of 3-D seismic data. We will use illumination shading with shape, pattern, and texture analysis to analyze 3-D seismic time-slices and horizons. The resultant maps and knowledge of the seismic expression of geologic type will be used to estimate rock type.
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