Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction

Daniel Patel*, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola, Eduard M. Groeller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Seismic horizons indicate change in rock properties and are central in geoscience interpretation. Traditional interpretation systems involve time consuming and repetitive manual volumetric seeding for horizon growing. We present a novel system for rapidly interpreting and visualizing seismic volumetric data. First we extract horizon surface-parts by preprocessing the seismic data. Then during interaction the user can assemble in realtime the horizon parts into horizons. Traditional interpretation systems use gradient-based illumination models in the rendering of the seismic volume and polygon rendering of horizon surfaces. We employ realtime gradient-free forward-scattering in the rendering of seismic volumes yielding results similar to high-quality global illumination. We use an implicit surface representation of horizons allowing for a seamless integration of horizon rendering and volume rendering. We present a collection of novel techniques constituting an interpretation and visualization system highly tailored to seismic data interpretation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE PACIFIC VISUALIZATION SYMPOSIUM 2010
EditorsS North, HW Shen, JJ Vanwijk
PublisherIEEE COMPUTER SOC
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6684-9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium - Taipei
Duration: Mar 2 2010Mar 5 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium
PublisherIEEE COMPUTER SOC
ISSN (Print)2165-8765

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium
CityTaipei
Period03/2/1003/5/10

Keywords

  • Seismic interpretation
  • Seismic horizons
  • Volume rendering
  • Ambient occlusion
  • GPU acceleration
  • OCCLUSION
  • DATASETS
  • MODEL

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