Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 59/2023
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Basic data visualization in vintage seismic profiles: indications for the interpretation of the ViDEPI database (offshore Puglia, southern Italy)

Marianna Cicala1, Domenico Chiarella2, Francesco De Giosa3 & Vincenzo Festa1
1Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.
2Clastic Sedimentology Investigation (CSI), Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK.
3Environmental Surveys S.r.l. (ENSU), Spin-Off dell'Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", 74123 Taranto, Italy.
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Volume: 59/2023
Pages: 56-63


The Visibility of Petroleum Exploration Data in Italy (ViDEPI) project represents a freely accessible valuable resource for the research community. However, seismic profiles available from this project present several limitations because information such as the basic shape of the seismic wavelets and the seismic polarity are not available. In this study, using subsurface (i.e., 2D seismic profiles) data related to the Marine Zones B, D and F (offshore Puglia) a review of the basic pulse shape and polarity of seismic wavelets, as well as the shape and polarity of principal reflectors has been addressed. Moreover, borehole data (i.e., lithology and sonic logs) have been used to identify abrupt average velocity changes linked to different lithostratigraphic successions recorded as dominant high-amplitude reflectors.


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