Paper Summary

To identify and define a complex salt body with rugose top and base is essential in building an accurate velocity model for premium quality depth imaging. We present a few real data examples from shelf to deepwater to demonstrate the complicated salt geometries and their interpretation. The salt interpretation is finalized and validated to fit the regional geological setting, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico and is supported by the theories and hypotheses proposed by the industrial salt tectonics and physical model studies.