Singularity analysis: A tool for extracting lithologic and stratigraphic content from seismic data

William J. Lyons, Felix Herrmann, John Grotzinger
2001 SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2001   unpublished
In this work, we test an amplitude-independent method of seisimic data analysis designed to extract lithologic information about stratigraphic horizons. We apply the method of singularity characterization in an attempt to determine the sharpness of lithologic boundaries. We infer the sharpness of the boundary based upon a fractional integration of the seismic trace. The order of fractional integration is taken to represent the abruptness of the lithologic transition responsible for a given
more » ... ctor. We find that the method output behaves in a geologically reasonable manner which suggests that our method is responding to lithologic variations along boundaries responsible for prominent reflectors in the data.
doi:10.1190/1.1816686 fatcat:d5esyvm57zdiljauon4xcit6ze