State of the seismic industry

I really enjoy OGJ and I think it is a fine journal. Great work.I enjoyed reading your recent article on the state of the seismic industry (OGJ, Dec. 13, 1999, p. 32). It was pretty good. However, I felt you did fail to point out several major directions of the next decade or so.The state of prestack depth migration is still based upon an acoustic model. As far as I know there is no industry elastic migration out there. As long as this is the case, we cannot truly tackle the realistic case of mode conversions-a serious issue where structure has endured severe deformation.Furthermore, the recent advances of commodity supercomputing have now reached the oil industry (Morton, S. et al., 1999...

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