Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction

Daniel Patel, Stefan Bruckner, Ivan Viola, Meister Eduard Gröller
Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction
In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010, pages 73-80. March 2010.
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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 gradientfree 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.

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@inproceedings{patel-2010-SVV,
  title =      "Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction",
  author =     "Daniel Patel and Stefan Bruckner and Ivan Viola and Meister
               Eduard Gr{\"o}ller",
  year =       "2010",
  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 gradientfree 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.",
  pages =      "73--80",
  month =      3,
  booktitle =  "Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010",
  location =   "Taipei, Taiwan",
  keywords =   "volume visualization, horizon extraction, seismic data",
  URL =        "http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2010/patel-2010-SVV/",
}