Overview

Structural Restoration

StructureSolver can instantly restore interpreted seismic or geological sections by flattening with respect to a reference horizon while removing slip across faults that intersect the horizon.

Through this process you create value by:

  • Checking seismic correlations across faults
  • Unraveling structural and stratigraphic history
  • Revealing subtle features and relationships that have been masked by tectonic dissection.

StructureSolver restoration is a much more useful technique than the simple flattening that is performed in many seismic interpretation systems, which does not take fault slips into account.

Watch a restoration of a simple extensional fault system

Restoration Basics

What is unique about StructureSolver structural restoration?
  • No special steps are needed before you can perform a restoration.   You interpret your section in regular fashion
  • StructureSolver automatically handles complex structural geometries without need for special input
  • Restoration is essentially instantaneous
  • You can simply perform partial restorations when your interpretation is complete
  • Any errors are flagged and are simple to diagnose using interactive functions
  • Restorations appear in independent fully-featured StructureSolver windows and can be saved as StructureSolver Solutions.

Together, these feature means that you can perform multiple restorations quickly and iteratively during your interpretation.

Watch a video showing how simple it is to interpret then restore

Diapir Model Structural Restoration

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What about reverse faults?

StructureSolver restoration can handle duplicated sections, provided that the overlap is not too large.  Results are satisfactory in many situations even though StructureSolver restoration does not incorporate a flexural slip mechanism.  However StructureSolver cannot restore geometries with overturned beds (recumbent folds).

Watch Alberta Triangle Zone restoration example

Alberta Triangle Zone Restoration

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