From Bureau of Economic Geology, The
University of Texas at Austin (www.beg.utexas.edu).
Bureau Seminar, October 12, 2007
Applying Multicomponent Seismic Data
Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
The Exploration Geophysics Laboratory (EGL) has been contracted by the Minerals Management Service to demonstrate the value of multicomponent seismic data for evaluating deep-water hydrate systems across the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The objectives of our study are to identify hydrate-bearing strata and to estimate the hydrate concentration that is present in these strata. An immense amount of 4-component seismic data (1300 km) has to be processed (Paul Murray), interpreted (Mike DeAngelo), and modeled (Paul, Mike, Randy, and Pete). Paul Murray has built a unique software system to accomplish these tasks, and EGL sponsors are requesting this software and training workshops. You will see evidence of what the EGL team has accomplished using this code and the technical guidance of Milo Backus, Bob Graebner, and Don Wagner.