SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation

The SEG Advanced Modeling Program (SEAM) is a partnership between industry and SEG designed to advance geophysical science and technology through the construction of subsurface models and generation of synthetic data sets.

Phase I:
Subsalt Imaging in Tertiary Basins

SEAM Phase I addressed challenges of subsalt imaging in tertiary basins, with emphasis on deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project was a resounding success, yielding data sets and models that are now available to the public.

Phase II:
Land Seismic Challenges

SEAM Phase II addresses core challenge themes in land seismic including high density and areal extensive acquisition geometries, near surface complexities, and fractured reservoir characterization.

SEAM Pressure Prediction
and Hazard Avoidance

SEAM Pressure Prediction seeks to evaluate and advance current methodologies for pre-drill pressure and hazard prediction. Pressure Prediction will commence in late 2014 and is expected to last two to three years.

SEAM Life of Field

SEAM Life of Field data will be generated for complex geology, complete reservoir description, and seismic. Reservoir dynamics will then be simulated along with the resulting well and geophysical and geomechanical responses.



Five earth models were generated in SEAM Phase I to simulate a realistic earth model of a salt canopy region of the Gulf of Mexico complete with fine-scale stratigraphy that includes oil and gas reservoirs.

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About SEAM
About SEAM

The objectives, history, and purpose of SEAM

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SEAM People

The participants, vendors, and staff behind SEAM

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SEAM Resources

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