Seismic Interpretation Lab
The Seismic Interpretation Lab produces images of subsurface structures (fault planes and lithological boundaries) from geophysical data sets, especially reflection seismic data. The tectonic structures are the basis for kinematic as well as dynamic modelling of geodynamic processes.
For the interpretation of reflection seismic data we rely on commercial software (Geoframe by Schlumberger) and gOcad where we are a member of the international consortium.
A SPARC workstation with two screens allows the interpretation of 2D- and 3D-seismic data sets in combination with drill-hole data used for calibration. The system supports time-depth conversions based on a variety of data sets. Visualisation of arbitrary cross-sections through the volume helps to interpret tectonic structures.
For a more detailed analysis of fault planes they can additionally be characterised by attributes like dip, cylindricity etc. Mapped horizons and fault surfaces are finally handed over to kinematic modelling tools like 3DMove and are further analysed.