Chapter 3. Seismic Stratigraphy

  1. Dominic Emery and
  2. Keith Myers
  1. G. T. Bertram1 and
  2. N. J. Milton2

Published Online: 10 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313710.ch3

Sequence Stratigraphy

Sequence Stratigraphy

How to Cite

Bertram, G. T. and Milton, N. J. (1996) Seismic Stratigraphy, in Sequence Stratigraphy (eds D. Emery and K. Myers), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313710.ch3

Editor Information

  1. BP Exploration, Uxbridge One, 1 Harefield Road, Uxbridge, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stratigraphic Research International, Braehead Avenue, Milngavie, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    BP Norge, Forus, Stavanger, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037063

Online ISBN: 9781444313710



  • sequence stratigraphic tools;
  • seismic stratigraphic interpretation principles;
  • seismic processing and display for stratigraphic interpretation;
  • categorizing reflection terminations;
  • seismic reflection termination patterns;
  • seismic facies and attribute analysis;
  • lowstand systems tracts recognition;
  • systems tracts on seismic data recognition;
  • interpretation pitfalls


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Seismic interpretation

  • Seismic reflection termination patterns

  • Recognition of systems tracts on seismic data

  • Pitfalls in interpretation