Attribute analysis of 3-D seismic data in time slices presents a great opportunity for reservoir characterization. The interpretable information of the 3-D seismic data can be enhanced with complex seismic trace attributes. The correlation between various P-wave seismic attributes and lithology has been used for some time, however, the multicomponent seismic techniques promise augmented development. Two examples are presented: the Sierra Devonian carbonate gas play in northeast British Columbia and the Blackfoot Cretaceous sandstone oil play in Alberta. Landmark and Photon interpretive systems were used as well as Matlab and ERmapper applications.
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