AVO analysis of a shallow reverse polarity in Sydney Basin
ASEG Extended Abstracts
2010(1) 1 - 1
Published: 01 September 2010
A vast shallow reverse polarity which is extended across the PEP11 block in offshore Sydney basin and the lack of any wells in the area has wondered the interpreters about the mechanisms which has caused such a seismic signature in the area. This study aims to characterize this reverse polarity using the AVO analysis and pre stack inversion techniques in a pilot study. Baleen 2004 2-D towed streamer data are the only recent seismic data acquired in PEP11 block. Shallow depth water has left significant amount of multiple energy in shot records. The presence of a very high velocity sequence of layers which terminate at the shore line cause a strong ray bending letting small amount of the energy penetrate to deeper parts. The reverse polarity reflector is part of a sequence of progradational sediments which are accommodated at the top of the high velocity layer.
Full text doi:10.1071/ASEG2010ab179
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