Practical Quantitative Interpretation (PQI)
Utilizing Pre-Stack Seismic Data for Rock Physics and Classification
Traditional seismic processing involves “stacking” seismic traces. Although effective in reducing noise, this procedure eliminates valuable information contained within the “pre-stack” seismic volume. Quantitative interpretation (QI) is the modern way to leverage pre-stack seismic data and, combined with rock physics, reveal rock properties and classify lithologies. Unique properties within a zone of interest can then be correlated to production performance to drive field development planning.