Mathematical approaches in deriving hydrocarbons expressions from seismic data

Mohammed Farfour, Wang Jung Yoon, Yoon-Geun, Jeong Hwan Lee

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Abstract

Defining and understanding hydrocarbon expressions in seismic expression is main concern of geoscientists in oil and gas exploration and production. Over the last decades several mathematical approaches have been developed in this regard. Most of approaches have addressed information in amplitude of seismic data. Recently, more attention has been drawn towards frequency related information in order to extract frequency behaviors of hydrocarbons bearing sediments. Spectrally decomposing seismic data into individual frequencies found to be an excellent tool for investigating geological formations and their pore fluids. To accomplish this, several mathematical approaches have been invoked. Continuous wavelet transform and Short Time Window Fourier transform are widely used techniques for this purpose. This paper gives an overview of some widely used mathematical technique in hydrocarbon reservoir detection and mapping. This is followed by an application on real data from Boonsville field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2015, ICNAAM 2015
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1738
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413924
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2016
EventInternational Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2015, ICNAAM 2015 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Sep 23 2015Sep 29 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2015, ICNAAM 2015
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period9/23/159/29/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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