E-Lecture Webinar: In Pursuit of Increased Resolution While Preserving Amplitude Fidelity

Webinar details
Instructor:   Joseph Reilly 
Duration:   40 min + Q&A
Discipline:   Seismic Acquisition
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Language:   English

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In this EAGE E-Lecture: Advances in acquisition and processing technology are an enabler for improving the resolution of our seismic images. However, care must be taken to ensure these imaging enhancements retain the amplitude fidelity necessary to allow for accurate reservoir identification and characterization; including detailed AVO/DHI analysis. Acquisition, processing and interpretation all play important and interrelated roles in obtaining the maximum utility from the seismic data. In this eLecture we will discuss where resolution and data fidelity can be gained or lost, what factors primarily determine bandwidth recovery, and what decisions still need to be made in a somewhat subjective, target oriented manner. In the presentation data from the Guyana marine deepwater environment will be used to demonstrate fundamental principles and the evolution of acquisition and processing workflows over the history of this project. Finally, we will suggest areas where additional improvements can be achieved in seismic field technologies, processing and interpretations workflows.

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About the Lecturer

Joseph M. Reilly received a BSc. (1977) from the University of Rochester, New York, an MSc. (1980) from Virginia Tech. and is a licensed geophysicist in the State of Texas.  His first professional employment was working under DoE and NRC contracts performing subsurface investigations for geothermal energy and nuclear waste disposal.  In 1980 he joined Mobil Exploration and Producing Services Inc., Dallas.  He has worked on exploration, development and producing projects throughout the world, continuously adopting to the norms and culture of those host societies. He is the author / co-author of several hundred technical presentations and published papers.

During 2000-2005 he managed ExxonMobil’s Geophysical Processing, and Geophysical Applications Groups.  From 2005-2008 he was Manager of Integrated Seismic Research at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company where he led the effort to launch the Breakthrough program that has since come to be recognized as Full Waveform Inversion.  Following that he served as Chief Research Geoscientist for ExxonMobil Upstream Research until his recent retirement in 2021.