INTERPRETATION OF 3D SEISMIC AND SUBSURFACE DATA FROM THE BUFFALO VALLEY FIELD, CHAVEZ COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
3D seismic data volumes consisting of P-Wave and P-to-S wave data are interpreted and compared in this study. VSP data (zero offset and some 3D VSP coverage) are incorporated into the seismic interpretation. The tie between surface seismic and well-log derived synthetics is generally poor due to Fresnel zone effects in these heterogeneous intervals. Correlation of formation top depths to arrival times in the zero-offset corridor stack are used to identify reflection events in the surface seismic data. In this study we examine the relationship of reflection amplitude and other seismic attributes associated with reflections from the Atoka-Morrow interval to 5-year cumulative production data from the field.