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First Break April 2013, Volume 31, Issue 4
3 | EAGE News
13 | Industry News
29 | Perception of visual information: the role of colour in seismic interpretation
Barbara Froner, Stephen j. Purves, james Lowell and Jonathan Henderson
35 | Automated salt body extraction from seismic data using the level set method
Jarle Haukas, Oda Roaldsdotter Ravndal, Bjøn Harald Fotland, Aicha Bounaim and Lars Sonneland
43 | The source rock potential of the Upper Jurassic-lowermost Cretaceous in the Danish and southern Norwegian sectors of the Central Graben, North Sea
H.I. Petersen, A.C. Holme, C. Andersen, M.F. Whitaker, H.P. Nytoft and E. Thomsen
Special Topic: EM & Potential Methods
55 | Multi-measurement integration - a case study from the Barents Sea
Ivan Guerra, Frederico Ceci, Fabio Miotti, Andrea Lovatini, Graham Milne, Mehdi Paydayesh, Margaret Leathard and Ajai Sharma describe the processing, modeling and integration of 3D CSEM data with high resolution 3D seismic data and inversion, to provide a better understanding of geological structures that may represent prospective targets for hydrocarbon exploration and development in the Barents Sea.
63 | Vertical dipole CSEM: technology advances and results from the Snøhvit field
Stefan L. Helwig, Abdul Wahab El Kaffas, Terje Holten, Oyvind Frafjord and Kjetil Eide present the 'vertical-vertical' approach to marine controlled source electromagnetic surveys and discuss its potential benefits compared with conventional horizontal dipole methods.
69 | Simultaneous EM and IP inversion using relaxation time constraints
S. Garina, S. Ivanov, E. Kudryavceva, P. Legeydo, P. Veeken and V. Vladimirov, discuss geochemical alteration zones above hydrocarbon accumulations, identified by differentially normalized electromagnetic surveying, and how they may give rise to induced polarization (IP) anomalies.
75 | Reducing uncertainty by integrating CSEM in the Mexican deep-water exploration workflow
José Antonio Escalera Alcocer, Marco Vázquez García, Humberto Salazar Soto, Daniel Baltar, Valente Ricoy Paramo, Pal T. Gabrielsen and Driedrich Roth show with four case studies how the inclusion of 3D CSEM resistivity data with seismic and other data provided more confidence in Pemex reservoir evaluations.
81 | Paradigm change in 3D inversion of airborne EM surveys: case study for oil sands exploration near Fort McMurray, Alberta
Michael S. Zhdanov, Leif Cox, and Jonathan Rudd demonstrate with a case study of oil sands exploration near Fort McMurray, Alberta how the 3D inversion of airborne electromagnetic survey data can be used to improve near-surface imaging, in their view a potential paradigm change particularly with regard to hydrocarbon exploration.
87 | Improving identification of valid depth estimates from gravity gradient data using curvature and geometry analysis
Joseph Barraud discusses practical was to analyze the results provided by curvature-based depth estimation from gravity gradient data which allow the interpreter to discriminate between reliable and spurious estimates.
94 | Calendar