Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2017)

Salt Dome Caused Distortion of Seismic Reflection and Approaches to Eliminate Its Effects

Authors
Jianxin Li, Zifei Fan, Shuqin Wang
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Jianxin Li
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-17.2017.80How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Salt Dome, Seismic Refection, Fake Structure, Forward Modeling, Average Velocity.
Abstract
The tremendous wave transit velocity difference between salt rock and its surrounding rock causes seismic reflection distortion for formations beneath it on seismic section in time domain, leading to fake structures and fake faults to be interpreted. By the aid of forward modeling, effects caused by the variation of salt thickness, wave transit velocity and existence of low velocity interbeds inside salt dome on seismic reflection under salt dome are analyzed. The case study of Zhanazhol oilfield about how to eliminate effects of seismic reflection distortion caused by salt dome during seismic interpretation are presented, in which these effects are eliminated through proper time-depth conversion with an average velocity field built based on stack velocity replacement with velocity calculated from VSP data and nearby synthetic seismograph.
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Proceedings
2017 6th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-328-9
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-17.2017.80How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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