Interactive seismic interpretation with piecewise global energy minimization

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564362
Title:
Interactive seismic interpretation with piecewise global energy minimization
Authors:
Hollt, Thomas; Beyer, Johanna; Gschwantner, Fritz M.; Muigg, Philipp; Doleisch, Helmut; Heinemann, Gabor F.; Hadwiger, Markus ( 0000-0003-1239-4871 )
Abstract:
Increasing demands in world-wide energy consumption and oil depletion of large reservoirs have resulted in the need for exploring smaller and more complex oil reservoirs. Planning of the reservoir valorization usually starts with creating a model of the subsurface structures, including seismic faults and horizons. However, seismic interpretation and horizon tracing is a difficult and error-prone task, often resulting in hours of work needing to be manually repeated. In this paper, we propose a novel, interactive workflow for horizon interpretation based on well positions, which include additional geological and geophysical data captured by actual drillings. Instead of interpreting the volume slice-by-slice in 2D, we propose 3D seismic interpretation based on well positions. We introduce a combination of 2D and 3D minimal cost path and minimal cost surface tracing for extracting horizons with very little user input. By processing the volume based on well positions rather than slice-based, we are able to create a piecewise optimal horizon surface at interactive rates. We have integrated our system into a visual analysis platform which supports multiple linked views for fast verification, exploration and analysis of the extracted horizons. The system is currently being evaluated by our collaborating domain experts. © 2011 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Computer Science Program; Visual Computing Center (VCC)
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2011 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium
Conference/Event name:
4th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2011, PacificVis 2011
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
DOI:
10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2011.5742373
Type:
Conference Paper
ISBN:
9781612849324
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Computer Science Program; Visual Computing Center (VCC); Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorHollt, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorBeyer, Johannaen
dc.contributor.authorGschwantner, Fritz M.en
dc.contributor.authorMuigg, Philippen
dc.contributor.authorDoleisch, Helmuten
dc.contributor.authorHeinemann, Gabor F.en
dc.contributor.authorHadwiger, Markusen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T06:24:58Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T06:24:58Zen
dc.date.issued2011-03en
dc.identifier.isbn9781612849324en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2011.5742373en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564362en
dc.description.abstractIncreasing demands in world-wide energy consumption and oil depletion of large reservoirs have resulted in the need for exploring smaller and more complex oil reservoirs. Planning of the reservoir valorization usually starts with creating a model of the subsurface structures, including seismic faults and horizons. However, seismic interpretation and horizon tracing is a difficult and error-prone task, often resulting in hours of work needing to be manually repeated. In this paper, we propose a novel, interactive workflow for horizon interpretation based on well positions, which include additional geological and geophysical data captured by actual drillings. Instead of interpreting the volume slice-by-slice in 2D, we propose 3D seismic interpretation based on well positions. We introduce a combination of 2D and 3D minimal cost path and minimal cost surface tracing for extracting horizons with very little user input. By processing the volume based on well positions rather than slice-based, we are able to create a piecewise optimal horizon surface at interactive rates. We have integrated our system into a visual analysis platform which supports multiple linked views for fast verification, exploration and analysis of the extracted horizons. The system is currently being evaluated by our collaborating domain experts. © 2011 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectI.3.8 [Computing Methodologies]: Computer GraphicsApplicationsen
dc.subjectI.4.6 [Image Processing and Computer Vision]: SegmentationEdge and feature detectionen
dc.titleInteractive seismic interpretation with piecewise global energy minimizationen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)en
dc.identifier.journal2011 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposiumen
dc.conference.date1 March 2011 through 4 March 2011en
dc.conference.name4th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2011, PacificVis 2011en
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.contributor.institutionVRVis Research Center, Austriaen
dc.contributor.institutionSimVis GmbH, Austriaen
dc.contributor.institutionHeinemann OiL GmbH, Austriaen
kaust.authorHollt, Thomasen
kaust.authorBeyer, Johannaen
kaust.authorHadwiger, Markusen
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