Gravity gradiometry and seismic interpretation integration using spatially guided fuzzy c-means clustering inversion
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Gravity gradiometry has been used as a geophysical tool to image salt structure in hydro- carbon exploration. The knowledge of the location, orientation, and spatial extent of salt bodies helps characterize possible petroleum prospects. Imaging around and underneath salt bodies can be challenging given the petrophysical properties and complicated geometry of salt. Methods for imaging beneath salt using seismic data exist but are often iterative and expensive, requiring a refinement of a velocity model at each iteration. Fortunately, the relatively strong density contrast between salt and background ...