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Unravelling the Earth subsurface structure from seismic imaging and interpretation, geological observations, and numerical experiments (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: David Iacopini  | Co-Conveners: Isabelle Lecomte , Jonathan Imber , Guillaume Duclaux , Rebecca Bell , Florian Wellmann 
PICOs
 / Thu, 27 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / PICO spot A
Seismic exploration is a powerful tool for imaging the structure of the Earth and has been instrumental in understanding the complexity of subsurface geology. Major advances have been made in recent years and new concepts developed thanks to seismic exploration and numerical modelling techniques, but significant problems, and ambiguities in geological interpretation of data remain. This session seeks contributions directly related to the practice of interpretation of the Earth's subsurface structure using seismic exploration techniques, or combining geological observations with numerical modelling approaches. The session will address problems related to fault structure, fluid-rock interactions using time lapse imaging and more generally basin and tectonic analysis. Contributions may include submissions that advance geophysical or geological concepts and principles of seismic interpretation; correlation with and calibration by geological and engineering data; case studies; algorithms for interpretation; image processing and forward modelling techniques. Contributions that describe interpretation methods and applications involving an integration of multiple datasets to quantify as well as visualize subsurface structure are strongly encouraged. Presentations that focus on the CO2 sequestration, basin exploration and extraction of mineral resources, and environmental and engineering applications using seismic datasets, and coupled geological observations with numerical experiments are welcomed.