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EarthStudy 360 Illuminator

Advanced Ray Propagation.

EarthStudy 360 Illuminator is an advanced seismic data mining tool that provides a previously unattainable breadth of knowledge about ray propagation in complex areas.  It uses an advanced, interactive ray tracing technology that quantifies the relationship between the surface acquisition geometry and subsurface angles in targeted areas.

Launched from SeisEarth 3D Canvas, Illuminator benefits from all the features of the integrated Emerson E&P Software environment.  Inputs include isotropic/anisotropic velocity models and optionally, data acquisition geometry. Interpreters can generate ray attribute, illumination, and reliability maps to gain knowledge about the quality and integrity of the seismic image. A user who wants to know more about why certain areas have low reliability, has access to an extensive set of tools which deliver that knowledge. The results are displayed in a clear visual manner, simplifying even the most complex set of imaging characteristics.

Improved communication, more efficient decision-making

Illuminator improves communication between interpreters, acquisition specialists and depth imaging teams.  It is an effective decision-making tool throughout the workflow, from acquisition design to processing, imaging and model building, up to interpretation and analysis. Every group in the organization can use the relevant pieces of information.

Illuminator features 

Ray tracing in a complex salt structure (original data courtesy of Devon Energy Corporation).
  • Interactive, pencil-based CRP ray tracing (modeling), for the creation of ray attributes which can be used to generate different types of maps on-the-fly.  Users can intervene and QC results at any stage of the workflow
  • Integration in 3D Canvas, enabling the graphic selection of components (e.g. dip/azimuth/ continuity 3D grids), and structural information (horizons, solids, pencils) for ray tracing.
  • An extensive set of parameters that can be used to measure the reliability of the seismic image.
  • Illuminator window provides a clear picture of ray propagation from subsurface to surface.
  • Batch runs for interpreters working in areas with complex wave phenomena, or for characterizing fractured reservoirs or subsurfaces with AVA(Z) technology.
  • Co-visualization of prestack and poststack data in 3D Canvas; ability to indicate links between the ray path and the seismic events.