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PROCESSING AND TRANSFORMING COLLECTED DATA

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238590D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-04
Document File: 49 page(s) / 2M

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     METHODS AND COMPUTING SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING AND TRANSFORMING COLLECTED DATA FOR IMPROVED VISUALIZATION AND EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION


[0001]Surveying the earth for geophysical exploration and production purposes generally includes the process of recording reflected and refracted waves and/or emitted signals from beneath the subsurface in order to model geological structures and physical properties of the earth. For instance, the aim of a seismic survey may be to depict the physical properties of a reservoir, and in some cases, other forms of data representing the subsurface may be included in the analysis, e.g., gravity, electromagnetic data, data collected from actual wellbores, etc.


[0002]Many techniques have been used for processing the collected survey data have been proposed, yet the processing of such data to form reliable and accurate images of the subsurface is often difficult.


[0003]Accordingly, there is a need for methods and computing systems that can employ more effective and accurate methods for identifying, isolating, transforming, and/or processing various aspects of seismic signals or other data that is collected from a subsurface region or other multi-dimensional space.


[0004]As those with skill in the art will appreciate, processing techniques for seismic data may be successfully applied to other types of collected data in varying circumstances.

SUMMARY


[0005]The computing systems, methods, processing procedures, techniques and workflows disclosed herein are more efficient and/or effective methods for identifying, isolating, transforming, and/or processing various aspects of seismic signals or other data that is collected from a subsurface region or other multi-dimensional space.


[0006]In some embodiments, a method includes building a velocity model corresponding to a subsurface region based at least in part on one or more information sources selected from the group consisting of geology data, thermal history modeling data, geo-

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mechanical data, and rock physics data, wherein the velocity model is built based at least in part by scanning in a pore pressure domain to determine respective relationships between respective velocity functions and gathers to respective pore pressures.


[0007]In some embodiments, a computing system displays any of the velocity model, geology data, thermal history modeling data, geo-mechanical data, and rock physics data.


[0008]In some embodiments, a computing system is provided that comprises at least one processor, at least one memory, and one or more programs stored in the at least one memory, wherein the programs comprise instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, are configured to perform any method disclosed herein.


[0009]In some embodiments, a computer readable storage medium is provided, which has stored therein one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by a processor, cause the pro...