The Seismic Amplitude Analysis Module (SAAM) is the product of a unique process capturing the best practices from numerous companies.
A consortium of companies, active since 2001, has contributed literally thousands of hours to the design and testing of SAAM. The consortium has evaluated over 200 drilled prospects to properly calibrate the product. The consortium effort is led by Mike Forrest and Rocky Roden with software support by Roger Holeywell.
SAAM facilitates the systematic and uniform grading of amplitude anomalies. Through an innovative interview process the team answers questions about the target amplitude in relation to the geologic setting, AVO classification, data quality, rock property analysis, analogues and potential pitfalls.
Through the consortium-derived parameter weighting system, SAAM registers the impact of the data quality and seismic observations to generate an estimated prospect chance of geologic success.
Improved risk assessment, more-informed decisions, a more reliable portfolio and fewer dry wells.
SAAM stores an archive of analogues and tested prospects to guide future work