2-D and 3-D seismic data undergo various processing and interpretation stages within the exploration workflow. To track down the effort that was invested in every seismic line or survey is an immense challenge. The aim of this study is to find a method of tracking and recovering all the effort that was invested on seismic data, whether in acquisition, processing or interpretation. The new proposed method manages both data and knowledge to maintain a seismic Tracking and Recovery within Exploration Effort (Seismic TREE). The proposed process enhancement technique is based on the LEAN processing enhancement technique. Lean manufacturing is a generic process management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System but also from other sources. It is renowned for its focus on reduction of the original Toyota ‘seven wastes’ in order to improve overall customer value. The LEAN method is often linked with Six Sigma because of that methodology’s emphasis on reduction of process variation. Using the LEAN method, we minimized the waste as well as captured all varieties of seismic data for knowledge management purposes.


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