Seismic Image Segmentation Metadata

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  • Main Title Seismic Image Segmentation


  • Author: Wiseman, S.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of Fossil Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (United States)


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee
    Additional Info: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)


  • Creation: 1999-06-07


  • English


  • Content Description: Image segmentation is a standard low-level task in computer vision. We demonstrate how the segmentation of seismic images can assist in geologic interpretation. An image segmentation technique is applied to images of the acoustic impedance. A salient feature of the resulting segments is that the hydrocarbon-bearing regions are characterized by a finer segmentation than the other regions. A modified apparent polarity attribute is introduced, and images of this attribute are segmented. The boundaries of the resulting segments pass through the minima and maxima of the acoustic impedance in a manner that allows us to segment the acoustic impedance image into layers of high and low acoustic impedance. Our methods can assist in segmentation of acoustic impedance images according to lithology or geologic facies.
  • Physical Description: 4 p.


  • Keyword: Lithology
  • Keyword: Computers
  • Keyword: Acoustics
  • STI Subject Categories: 58 Geosciences
  • Keyword: Impedance
  • Keyword: Engineers
  • Keyword: Vision


  • Conference: European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference, Helsinki (FI), 06/07/1999--06/11/1999


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: ORNL/CP-101134
  • Report No.: KC 04 01 03 0
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3446
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683925


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00003446
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 4 pages