Salt domes are an important diapir shaped geophysical structures in the Earth’s subsurface that are impermeable and contain hints about petroleum and gas reservoirs. Therefore, determining the accurate location of the salt domes within migrated seismic volumes in one of the key steps in the exploration projects.
We proposed a novel seismic attribute three dimensional gradient of textures (3D-GoT) for delineating geophysical structures such as salt domes within migrated seismic volumes. The 3D-GoT computes an attribute map by measuring the dissimilarity between the neighboring cubes around each voxel in seismic volume across crossline, inline and time directions. The experimental results on real seismic data from the North Sea demonstrates that the 3D-GoT delineates salt domes with high accuracy and precision and outperforms the state of the arts methods of salt dome delineation.
- M. A. Shafiq, H. Di, Y. Alaudah, and G. AlRegib, “Interpreter-Assisted Interactive Delineation of Salt Domes using Phase Congruency and Gradient of Texture Attributes,” American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), 2-5 April, 2017. [PDF] [PPT (Poster/Slide)] [Bib] [Code]
- M. Shafiq and G. AlRegib, “A noise robust approach for delineating subsurface structures within migrated seismic volumes,” 78th EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, May 30-June 2, 2016. [PDF] [PPT (Poster/Slide)] [Bib] [Code]
- M. Shafiq, Y. Alaudah, and G. AlRegib, “A hybrid approach for salt dome delineation within migrated seismic volumes,” 78th EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, May 30-June 2, 2016. [PDF] [PPT (Poster/Slide)] [Bib] [Code]
- M. Shafiq, Z. Wang, A. Amin, T.Hegazy, M. Deriche and G. AlRegib, “Detection of salt-dome boundary surfaces in migrated seismic volumes using gradient of textures” Expanded Abstracts of the SEG 85th Annual Meeting, pp. 1811-1815, New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 18-23, 2015. [PDF] [PPT (Poster/Slide)] [Bib] [Code]