Journal of Seismic Exploration Impact Factor & Information

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.13

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.13
2013 Impact Factor 0.286
2012 Impact Factor 0.209
2011 Impact Factor 0.318
2010 Impact Factor 0.222
2009 Impact Factor 0.25
2008 Impact Factor 0.098
2007 Impact Factor 0.224
2006 Impact Factor 0.244
2005 Impact Factor 0.206
2004 Impact Factor 0.17
2003 Impact Factor 0.222
2002 Impact Factor 0.314
2001 Impact Factor 0.132
2000 Impact Factor 0.131
1999 Impact Factor 0.172
1998 Impact Factor 0.157

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.13
Cited half-life -
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.07
Other titles Seismic exploration
ISSN 0963-0651
OCLC 25862080
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Ignoring anisotropy may cause serious distortions in the results of seismic data processing and interpretation. Although P-wave data provide valuable information for estimating anisotropy parameters, important additional constraints can be obtained from shear waves. Here, we present an extension of the slowness-polarization method for VSP data, in which we combine the vertical slownesses and polarization angles of P- and SV-waves. The algorithm is developed for VTI (transversely isotropic with a vertical symmetry axis) media, but it can be generalized for azimuthally anisotropic models. The weak-anisotropy approximation shows that adding SV-wave data generally stabilizes slowness-polarization inversion. In particular, SV-waves improve not only estimation of the anellipticity parameter η but also help constrain the coefficient δ, if propagation angles around 45 are available. The proposed technique is applied to a synthetic VSP data set generated using a finite- difference code. This test confirms that including SV-waves yields better inversion results than those obtained solely from P-wave data.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 11/2015; 24(5).
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    ABSTRACT: To solve the problem of Gaussian noise sensitivity in the traditional seismic wavelet phase correction criteria, a wavelet phase correction method based on high-order cumulants (HOCs) zero slice was proposed, and its application conditions and scope were researched. The wavelet phase correction results were evaluated based on the criterion of calculating the HOCs zero slice of deconvolution results. Because of HOC'-s' insensitivity to Gaussian noise, the method could effectively achieve the wavelet phase correction under conditions with Gaussian noise pollution. A simulation showed the effectiveness of the method, but the criterion was limited by data length, and the criterion's anti-noise capabilities could be improved with increased data length. The processing of actual seismic data demonstrated the practicability of the method. This method provides a new method of wavelet phase correction, and the criterion based on HOCs zero slice can be used in deconvolution and seismic wavelet estimation.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 05/2015; 24(2):151-167.
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    ABSTRACT: Seismic data interpolation is one of the main challenges encountered during pre-processing. It can provide reliable data for processes that require regular and dense sampling, like migration and multiple elimination. At present, a transform method which is based on the sparseness of signals in a transformed domain, is a commonly used strategy to get promising results. Among different transforms, the curvelet transform has optimal sparse expression for wave-fronts, thus it can be seen as a good candidate for seismic interpolation. However, the high redundancy of the 3D curvelet transform makes it computationally expensive, especially for processing. Woiselle et al. (2011) proposed a new implementation of the curvelet transform, which reduces the redundancy to 10 for a 3D transform. In this paper, this new implementation is introduced to improve the computational efficiency of curvelet-based interpolation. The merits of the new implementation are discussed and the low redundancy is proven through numerical tests. Numerical results on 3D interpolation based on the new transform show that the CPU time it costs is about 1/4 of the original curvelet transform. Thus, the Woiselle's curvelet transform is a good balance between redundancy, rapidity and performance.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 05/2015; 24(2):121-134.
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    ABSTRACT: Seismograms exhibit a good approximation of a geological structure. However, the images they show are generally contaminated by irrelevant information. The noise ground roll in these images can contribute significantly to the distortion of the data present in the desired information, due to the scattering of waves in deeper regions of geological layers. In this work, we used a method based on Haar and Daubechies wavelets applied in conjunction with artificial neural networks to reduce the noise ground roll. This type of noise is normally present in earth seismic images and it is similar to those found in oil reservoirs.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 02/2015; 24(1):1-14.
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    ABSTRACT: An inappropriate acquisition geometry can leave a strong footprint on the stack of 3D seismic data, which would reduce the accuracy of seismic processing and interpretation. However, it is difficult to completely eliminate acquisition footprints using processing methods. In this paper, we propose a quantitative method to calculate the acquisition footprints for given 3D land seismic acquisition geometries, which improves on the usually qualitative methods used in classical seismic geometry design. Our method can obtain the acquisition footprints at any target depth based on the seismic wave propagation (WRW) model in terms of matrix operators in the frequency domain. The footprint is expressed as. relative amplitudes of a stacked image of primaries for every source-receiver pair. With the proposed approach, we could quantitatively evaluate the acquisition footprints of different seismic acquisition schemes for any target depth and ultimately choose the optimal acquisition parameters that would yield the minimal possible footprint before initiating fieldwork. Through two theoretical examples, we investigate the influence two key acquisition parameters, the shot traverse spacing DS and the number of receiver lines repeated in a crossline roll-along K, have on acquisition footprints. Herein, a case study in an oilfield in China is presented by computing the footprint at different depths for different acquisition geometries. The results show that the qualities of the seismic migrations can be greatly improved by choosing the optimal geometry, which has the smallest possible acquisition footprint.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 02/2015; 24(1):83-102.
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    ABSTRACT: Seismic interferometry can redatum sources to the receiver locations in the subsurface, without knowing the information about the medium between sources and receivers. Theoretically, the receivers should be enclosed by the sources; however, in practice this condition is difficult to satisfy. In addition, some trace gathers may be lost. This will cause spurious events in the virtual shot gathers. Since parabolic Radon transform can be used to restore the data with missing trace gathers, seismic interferometry based on parabolic Radon transform can avoid the effect of these missing shots or traces, and suppress the spurious events. In addition, computation time can be saved with this method because parabolic Radon transform can usually reduce the data volume. We demonstrate this method with synthetic data and OBS data collected in the South China Sea.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 02/2015; 24(1):37-50.
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Techniques for detecting faults have been applied to a 3D seismic data acquired in the shallow offshore Niger Delta. A volume containing the dip and azimuth of the traces was first computed directly from the data. The data was enhanced by applying filters to compute two structurally-improved volumes containing localized and sub-regional seismic dips respectively. Volumetric similarity of the traces was then computed using the seismic reflection and sub-regional dip data as input. The enhanced data highlighted discrete zones of dip and similarity anomalies representing listric normal and counter regional faults with improved visibility of wall-rock volumes. The case study demonstrates the benefits of dip-steered similarity for the enhanced detection of faults and improved visibility of zones next to the faults
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 02/2014; 23(1):19 - 30.
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