Using Self Organizing Maps to Expose Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators

Using Self Organizing Maps to Expose Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators

Utilizing machine learning in Paradise to define and reveal features not seen in conventional interpretation in an offshore Gulf of Mexico oil/gas field. The SOM analyses using DHI characteristics and seismic attributes to reveal hydrocarbon contacts, amplify attenuation features and define ampliltude conformance in a Class 3 AVO.

Distillation of Seismic Attributes to Geologic Significance

Distillation of Seismic Attributes to Geologic Significance

Seismic attributes identify many geologic features in seismic data where PCA helps identify optimal attributes and help determine which attributes to use in a multi-attribute analysis using SOM. The process in Paradise reveals natural clustering by pattern recognition in the data helping define aspects like stratigraphy, seismic facies, DHI features and sweet spots for shale.