Improvement in pre-stack seismic data processing in coal seam gas
Seismic anisotropy is a seismological term that describes how seismic wave velocity changes with distance or angle, and is a major aspect in seismic data processing. The causes of seismic anisotropy are many and complex and depend on the geology and nature of the depositional environment. Fractures (such as those in coal seam beds), fluid, hydrocarbon, facies or lithological changes could be one of the many causes of seismic anisotropy. Mohamed Sedek's research involves developing a new automatic method to model the various factors influencing seismic anisotropy to improve the quality of the seismic data.