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Kurt J. Marfurt

Frank and Henrietta Schultz Chair and Professor of Geophysics

Kurt J. Marfurt

Ph.D., 1978, Applied Geophysics, Columbia University
M.S., 1975, Applied Geophysics, Columbia University
A.B., 1973, Physics and French, Hamilton College

Office: SEC 872
Phone: 405-325-5659
Fax: 405-325-3140
E-mail: kmarfurt@ou.edu

Areas of Interest

Seismic Processing, Seismic Interpretation, and Reservoir Characterization

Research

My primary research interest is in the development and calibration of new seismic attributes to aid in seismic processing, seismic interpretation, and reservoir characterization. Recent work has focused on applying coherence, spectral decomposition, structure-oriented filtering, and volumetric curvature to mapping fractures and karst as well as attribute-assisted processing.

AASPI Consortium website

Courses Taught

 

Intro to Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (Fall)

3D Seismic Interpretation (Fall)

3D Seismic Processing (Spring)

Quantitative Seismic Interpretation (even years, Spring)

Seismic Modeling and Migration (odd years, Spring)

Geophysics Seminar (Fall and Spring)

Selected Publications

Books

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Seismic attributes for prospect identification and reservoir characterization: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, 456 p.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Seismic attribute mapping of structure and stratigraphy: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Distinguished Instructor Short Course Series, Tulsa, USA, 268p.

Palaz, I., and K. J. Marfurt (eds), 1997, Carbonate seismology, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 443p.

Kelly, K. R., and K. J. Marfurt (eds), 1990, Numerical modeling of seismic wave propagation: Geophysical Reprint Series, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 520 p.

Journal Publications

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Volumetric curvature attributes for fault/fracture characterization: First Break, 25, 19-30.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Volumetric curvature attributes add value to 3D seismic data interpretation: The Leading Edge, 26, 856-867.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Curvature attribute applications to 3D surface seismic data: The Leading Edge, 26, 404-414.

Liu, J. L., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Multi-color display of spectral attributes: The Leading Edge, 26, 268-271.

Nissen, S. E., T. R. Carr, K. J. Marfurt, and E. C. Sullivan. 2007, Using 3-D seismic volumetric curvature attributes to identify fracture trends in a depleted Mississippian carbonate reservoir: Implications for assessing candidates for CO2 sequestration: to appear in the AAPG.

Liu, J. L., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Instantaneous spectral attributes to detect channels: Geophysics, 72, P23-P31.

Al-Dossary, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2007, Lineament-preserving smoothing: Geophysics, 72, P1-P8.

Sullivan, E. C., K. J. Marfurt, F. J. Hilterman, S. E. Nissen, and G. Goloshubin, 2006, Application of cutting edge 3D seismic attribute technology to the assessment of geological reservoirs for CO2 sequestration: Proceedings of CO2 SC Symposium March 20-22, 2006, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Curvature attribute applications to 3D surface seismic data: Recorder, 31, no.7, 44-56.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Seismic attributes - a promising aid for geological prediction: CSEG Recorder 2006 Special Edition, 115-126.

Hill, S. J., K. J. Marfurt, and S. Chopra, 2006, Search for similarity in a slab of data: The Leading Edge, 25, 168-177.

Marfurt, K. J., 2006: Robust estimates of reflector dip and azimuth: Geophysics, 71, P29-P40.

Al-Dossary, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Multispectral estimates of reflector curvature and rotation: Geophysics, 71, P41-P51.

Blumentritt, C., K. J. Marfurt, and E. C. Sullivan, 2006, Volume-based curvature computations illuminate fracture orientations, Lower-Mid Paleozoic, Central Basin Platform, West Texas: Geophysics, 71, B159-B166.

Sullivan, E. C., K. J. Marfurt, A. Lacazette, and M. Ammerman, 2006, Application of New Seismic Attributes to Collapse Chimneys in the Fort Worth Basin: Geophysics, 71, B111-B119.

Fu, D., K. J. Marfurt, and E. C. Sullivan, 2006, Attribute analysis of chert reservoirs in the Devonian Thirtyone Formation, West Texas: Geophysics, 71, B151-158.

Nissen, S.E., T. R. Carr, and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Using New 3-D Seismic Attributes to Identify Subtle Fracture Trends in Mid-Continent Mississippian Carbonate Reservoirs: Dickman Field, Kansas, Search and Discovery Article #40189.

Martin, G. S., R. W. Wiley, and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Marmousi2: An elastic upgrade for Marmousi: The Leading Edge, 25, 156-166.

D'Agosto, C., K. J. Marfurt, and R. J. Michelena, 2005, Processing and geometric attribute analysis of 3D PS-converted waves: The Leading Edge, 24, 512-514.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2005, Seismic attributes - a historical perspective: Geophysics, 70, 3SO-28SO.

Yang, D., Shin, C., Marfurt, K. J., Kim, J., and Ko, S., 2003, Three-dimensional traveltime and amplitude computation using the suppressed wave equation estimation of traveltime (SWEET) algorithm: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 12, 75-101.

Yang, D., Shin, C., and Marfurt, K. J., 2004, Traveltime and amplitude calculation using the suppressed wave equation estimation of traveltime (SWEET) algorithm for isotropic and anisotropic elastic media: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 13, 85-98.

Shin, C., S. Ko, W. Kim, D.-J. Min, D. Yang, K. J. Marfurt, S. Shin, K. Yoon, and C. H. Yoon, 2003, Traveltime calculations from frequency-domain downward-continuation algorithms: Geophysics, 68, 1380-1388.

Shin, C., S. Ko, K. J. Marfurt, and D. Yang, 2003, Wave equation calculation of most energetic traveltimes and amplitudes for Kirchhoff prestack migration: Geophysics, 68, 2040-2042.

Marfurt, K. J., R. A. Johnson, and W. D. Pennington, W. D., 2003, An introduction-Solid-earth seismology: initiatives from IRIS: The Leading Edge, 22, 218-219.

Shin, C., D.-J. Min, K. J. Marfurt, H. Y. Lim, D. Yang, Y. Cha, S. Ko, K. Yoon, T. Ha, and S. Hong, 2002, Traveltime and amplitude calculations using the damped wave solution: Geophysics, 67, 1637-1647.

Shin, C., K. J. Marfurt, K. G. Park, D.-J. Min, K. Yoon, D. Yang, T. Ha, S. Ko, W. Kim, and S. Hong, 2002, Traveltime and amplitude calculation using a perturbation approach: Geophysics, 67, 1648-1655.

Hou, A. and K. J. Marfurt, 2002, Multicomponent prestack depth migration by scalar wavefield extrapolation: Geophysics, 67, 1886-1894.

Marfurt, K. J. and R. L. Kirlin, 2001, Narrow-band spectral analysis and thin-bed tuning: Geophysics, 66, 1274-1283.

Shin, C., K. Yoon, K. J. Marfurt, K. Park, D. Yang, H. Y. Lim, S. Chung, and S. Shin, 2001, Efficient calculation of a partial-derivative wavefield using reciprocity for seismic imaging and inversion: Geophysics, 66, 1856-1863.

Duquet, B., K. J. Marfurt, and J. A. Dellinger, 2000, Kirchhoff modeling, inversion for reflectivity, and subsurface illumination: Geophysics, 65, 1195-1209.

Marfurt, K. J., H. Zhou, K. K. Sekharan, R. E. Sheriff, S. A. Hall, S. Nagihara, and A. Hou, , 2000, Future need for geophysicists and geophysical research in the oil business? Conclusions of a "listening tour": The Leading Edge, 19, 974-980.

Marfurt, K. J., V. Sudhaker, A. Gersztenkorn, K. D. Crawford, and S. E. Nissen, 1999, Coherency calculations in the presence of structural dip: Geophysics, 64, 104-111.

Marfurt, K, J, and R. L. Kirlin, 2000, 3-D broad-band estimates of reflector dip and amplitude: Geophysics, 65, 304-320.

Gersztenkorn, A., and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, Eigenstructure based coherence computations as an aid to 3-D structural and stratigraphic interpretation: Geophysics, 64, 1468-1479.

Gersztenkorn, A., J. A. Sharp, and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, Delineation of tectonic features offshore Trinidad using 3-D seismic coherence: The Leading Edge, 18, 1000-1008.

Gray, S. H., G. MacLane, and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, Crooked line, rough topography: advancing towards the correct seismic image: Geophysical Prospecting, 47, 721-733.

Rietveld, W. E., J. H. Kommedal, and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, The effect of prestack depth migration on 3-D seismic attributes: Geophysics, 64, 1553-1561.

Marfurt, K. J., and B. Duquet, 1999, Mapping prestack depth migrated coherent signal and noise events back to the original time gathers using Fermat's Principle: Geophysics, 64, 934-941.

Duquet, B., and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, Filtering coherent noise during prestack depth migration: Geophysics, 64, 1054-1066.

Daley, P. F., K. J. Marfurt, and E. B. McCarron, 1999, Finite element ray tracing through structurally deformed anisotropic formations: Geophysics, 64, 954-962.

Skirius, C., S. E. Nissen, N. L. Haskell, K. J. Marfurt, S. Hadley, D. Ternes, K. Michel, I. Reglar, D. d'Amico, F. Deliencourt, T. Romero, R. d'Angelo, and B. Brown, 1999, 3-D seismic attributes applied to carbonates: The Leading Edge, 18, 384-393.

Kabir, M. M. N, and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, Towards true-amplitude multiple elimination: The Leading Edge, 18, 66-73.

Marfurt, K. J., R. L. Kirlin, S. H. Farmer, and M. S. Bahorich, 1998, 3-D seismic attributes using a running window semblance-based algorithm: Geophysics, 63, 1150-1165.

Marfurt, K. J., R. M. Scheet, J. A. Sharp, and M. G. Harper, 1998, Suppression of the acquisition footprint for seismic attribute mapping: Geophysics, 63, 1024-1035.

Young, R. A., Z. Deng, K. J. Marfurt, and S. E. Nissen, 1997, 3-D dip filtering and coherence applied to GPR data: A study: The Leading Edge, 16, 921-928.

Marfurt, K. J., and W. P. May Jr., 1997, Data integration via reflection tomography: in H. W. Engl, A. K. Louis, and W. Rundell, (eds.), Inverse problems in geophysical applications, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 65-91.

Ehinger, A., P. Lailly, and K. J. Marfurt, 1996, Wave equation common offset migration. Geophysics, 61, 1813-1821.

Marfurt, K. J., R. V. Schneider, and M. C. Mueller, 1996, Pitfalls of using conventional and discrete Radon transforms on poorly sampled data: Geophysics, 61, 1467-1482.

Gray, S. H., and K. J. Marfurt, 1995, Migration from topography: Improving the near-surface image: Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysicists, 31, no.1/2, 18-24.

Gray, S. H., G. Maclean, and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, Crooked line, rough topography: advancing towards the correct seismic image: Geophysical Prospecting, 47, no.5, 721-734.

Marfurt, K. J. and E. Bielanski-McCarron, 1991, Seismic modeling in oil and gas exploration, in G. Cohen, L. Halpern, and P. Joly, Ed, Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation Phenomenon, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Marfurt, K. J., and C. S. Shin, 1989, The future of iterative modeling in geophysical exploration, in E. Eisner, Ed., Supercomputers in seismic exploration, Pergamon Press.

Marfurt, K. J., J. R. Sandschaper, and J. B. Corvin, 1987, Seismic modeling on the Cray-2 supercomputer, in Science and Engineering on Cray Supercomputers, Cray Research.

Treitel, S. and K. J. Marfurt, 1986, Seismic Modeling, in W. E. Fitzgibbon, Ed., Mathematical and Computational Methods in Seismic Exploration and Reservoir Modeling, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Marfurt, K. J., 1985, Finite element modeling of elastodynamic and electromagnetic wave equations. Proceedings of the 7th International conference on computing methods in applied science and engineering, Versailles, France. North Holland.

Marfurt, K. J., 1984, Accuracy of finite-difference and finite-element modeling of the scalar and elastic wave equations: Geophysics, 49, 553-549.

Mason, W. P., Marfurt, K. J., Beshers, D. N., and Kuo, J. T., 1978, Internal friction in rocks: Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 63, 1596-1603.

Mason, W. P., K. J. Marfurt, D. N. Beshers, and J. T. Kuo, 1977, Internal friction of metal spheres showing the effect of the anisotropy of the component metals: Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 62, 1206-1212.
Presentations

Keynote Presentations

Marfurt, K. J., and T. Bjorklund, 2006, Seismic attributes as an aid to producing gas from fractures - recent progress and future directions: Presented at the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.

Marfurt, K. J., and E. C. Sullivan, 2005, Using seismic attributes to map structure and stratigraphy: Presented at the Society of Independent Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.

Marfurt, K. J., Blumentritt, C. H., Sullivan, E. C., and Serrano, I., 2004, 3D seismic attribute imaging of carbonate terrains - Applications to the Fort Worth Basin and Central Basin Platform, Texas, USA: Presented at the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists Annual Meeting, Hyderabad, India.

Marfurt, K. J., and Nissen, S. E., 1999, Interpretational aspects of seismic coherence, dip/azimuth and amplitude variation: Presented at the Geophysical Society of Tulsa Spring Workshop: Advances in 3-D seismic interpretation.

Marfurt, K. J., 1997, Extracting features from 3-D seismic: Presented at the 1997 North American Forum of the SPE: 3-D reservoir characterization technology - a vision for the future.

Marfurt, K. J., 1995, Seismic data processing and inversion, codependency for the 90s: Presented at the Workshop on Wave Propagation, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.

Marfurt, K. J. 1993, The role of technology in Oil and Gas Exploration. Presented to the Korean Petroleum Society, Seoul, Korea.

Marfurt, K. J., and May, W. P., 1991, Interpreter driven noise rejection in exploration seismology, or, 'Where do you want the oil to be, Sir?', Presented at the IEEE Sixth SSAP Workshop on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, Victoria, BC.

Marfurt, K. J., 1990, The role of Geointegration in frontier basins: Memorias del V Congreso Venezolano de Geofisica, 512-519.

Marfurt, K. J., 1987, Seismic modeling: Recent advances and future directions: 57th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, Session:RES1.5.

Marfurt, K. J., 1988, Application of nested dissection techniques to seismic modeling problems: Presented at Society of Industrial and Applied Math Sparse Matrix Symposium., Knoxville, TN.

Other Oral Presentations

Guo, H, K. J. Marfurt, J. Liu, and Q. Dou, 2006, Principal component analysis of spectral components: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 988-992.

Liu, J., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Thin bed thickness prediction using peak instantaneous frequency: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 968-972.

El-Mowafy, H., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Integration of 3-D seismic attributes and sequence stratigraphy in interpreting the middle Frio formation Fluvial architecture. Case History: Stratton and Agua Dulce Fields, south Texas, USA: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 619-623.

Perez, G., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Correcting for wavelet stretch in common-angle migration improves vertical and lateral resolution: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 254-258.

Perez, G., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Fine-tuning your seismic image: Prestack data warping to improve stack quality and resolution: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 2475-2479.

Chopra, S., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Practical aspects of curvature computations from seismic horizons: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1712-1716.

Liu, J., and K. J. Marfurt, 2006, Multi-color display of spectral attributes: 76th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1098-1102.

Chopra, S., K. J. Marfurt, and V. Alexeev, 2006, Curvature attribute applications to seismic data: 2006 CSEG Convention, 365-365.

Hart, B., Varban, K. J. Marfurt, Plint, 2006, Blind thrusts and fault-propagation folds in the Alberta Group, Deep Basin: Implications for tight-gas reservoirs: 2006 CSEG Convention, 163-163.

Famini, J. T., M. Djordjevic, and K. J. Marfurt, 2005, Effect of botique seismic processing on geometric attributes: 75th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 490-493.

Liu, J., and K. J. Marfurt, 2005, Matching pursuit decomposition using Morlet wavelets: 75th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 786-789.

Hou, A., and K. J. Marfurt, 2005, 3D PSDW prestack depth migration: 75th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1818-1821.

Perez, G., and K. J. Marfurt, 2005, Improving vertical and lateral resolution by stretch-free, horizon-oriented imaging: 75th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1834-1837.

Gherasim, M., C. Hoelting, and K. J. Marfurt, 2005, 3-D VSP Elastic Kirchhoff pre-stack depth migration - Vinton Dome, Louisiana: 75th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 2649-2652.

Marfurt, K. J, Sullivan, E. C., and Blumentritt, C. H., 2005, New seismic Attributes sensitive to channel geomorphology: Presented at the international conference on seismic geomorphology, Sponsored by the Geological Society of London and SEPM.

Sullivan, E. C., Marfurt, K. J., and Ammerman, M., 2005, Seismic geomorphology of paleozoic collapse features in the Fort Worth Basin: Presented at the international conference on seismic geomorphology, Sponsored by the Geological Society of London and SEPM.

Sullivan, E. C., Marfurt, K. J., Blumentritt, C. H., and al-Dossary, S. A., 2005, Marfurt, K. J., and Sullivan, E. C., 2005, Geometric attributes applied to fractures, karst, and channels, Society of Independent Petroleum Engineers.

Nissen, S. E., Carr, T., and Marfurt, K. J., 2005, Using New 3-D Seismic Attributes to Identify Subtle Fracture Trends in Mid-Continent Mississippian Carbonate Reservoirs: AAPG Annual Meeting, Expanded Abstracts.

Sullivan, E. C., Marfurt, K. J., Blumentritt, C. H., and al-Dossary, S., 2004, Geometric attributes applied to fracture, karst and hydrothermal overprints: Presented at the Michigan PTTC.

Liu, J., and K. J. Marfurt, 2004, 3D high-resolution Radon transforms applied to ground roll suppression in orthogonal seismic surveys: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 2144-2147.

Gherasim, M., C. Hoelting, and K. J. Marfurt, 2004, Fort Worth Basin - 2D elastic synthetic depth model: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1893-1896.

Yoon, K., K. J. Marfurt, and E. W. Starr, 2004, Challenges in reverse-time migration: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1057-1060.

Al-Dossary, S., Y. Simon, and K. J. Marfurt, 2004, Inter-azimuth coherence attribute for fracture detection: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 183-186.

Hakami, A., K. J. Marfurt, and S. Al-Dossary, 2004, Curvature attribute and seismic interpretation: Case study from Fort Worth Basin, Texas, U.S.: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 544-547.

Jovanovic, K., and K. J. Marfurt, 2004, P and S waves separation from vector VSPs by blocky antialias discrete Radon transform: Application to Vinton Dome, LA: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 2513-2516.

Blumentritt, C., K. J. Marfurt, and E. C. Sullivan, 2004, Volume-based shape index attribute illuminates subtle (possibly subseismic) karst: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 437-440.

Inanli, B., Marfurt, K. J., and Wiley, R. W., 2004, Impact of acquisition footprint analysis on thin bed edge detection attributes, AAPG Annual Convention Abstracts Volume, 13.

Fu, D., Famini, J.A., Sullivan, E.C., Marfurt, K.J., and Wang, P., 2004, Attribute Analysis of Devonian Chert Reservoirs in the Devonian Thirtyone Formation, West Texas, In R.C. Trentham (ed) Banking on the Permian Basin: Plays, Field Studies, and Techniques: West Texas Geologic Society Pub 04-112, 173-180.

House, L., S. Larsen, C. Hoelting, K. Marfurt, and R. Wiley, 2004, Next-generation seismic modeling and imaging project: Summary of elastic modeling results: 74th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1869-1872.

Serrano, I.C., Lacazette, A.F., Blumentritt, C.H., Marfurt, K.J., and Sullivan, E.C., 2004, Structural interpretation of the Dollarhide Field in West Texas utilizing new seismic attributes: AAPG Annual Convention Abstracts Volume, 12.

Blumentritt, C.H., Marfurt K.J., and Sullivan, E.C., 2003, Limits to seismic resolution of stratigraphic features - Applications to the Devonian Thirtyone Formation, Central Basin Platform, In T.J. Hunt, and P.H Lufholm (eds), The Permian Basin, Back to the Basics: West Texas Geologic Society Pub 03-112, 209-218.

Blumentritt, C.H., Marfurt K.J., and Sullivan, E.C., 2003, New attributes illuminate old structures on the Central Basin Platform, In T.J. Hunt, and P.H Luffholm (eds), The Permian Basin, Back to the Basics, West Texas Geologic Society Pub 03-112: West Texas Geologic Society Annual Symposium, 181-189.

Famini, J.A., Marfurt K.J., and Sullivan, E.C., 2003, Effects of seismic processing on selected seismic attributes: A case study in the Permian, In T.J. Hunt, and P.H Lufholm (eds), The Permian Basin, Back to the Basics: West Texas Geologic Society Pub 03-112 123-131

Hoelting, C., Gherasim, M., Duncan, W., Marfurt, K. and Zhou, H.-W., 2003, A preliminary study of salt flank illumination at Vinton Dome, Louisiana: Do we need lateral wavefield continuation?: The Leading Edge, 22, 974-975.

Al-Dossary, S. and Marfurt, K., 2003, Fracture-preserving smoothing, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 378-381.

Fu, D., Sullivan, E.C., Marfurt, K.J., Sondhi, A., and Wang, P, 2003, Petrophysical analysis and seismic response of chert in the Thirtyone Formation, West Texas, In T.J. Hunt, and P.H Luffholm (eds), The Permian Basin, Back to the Basics, West Texas Geologic Society Pub 03-112, 381-385.

Serrano, I.C., Blumentritt, C.H., Sullivan, E.C., Marfurt, K.J., and Murphy, M., 2003, Unraveling subtle geological features with 3D seismic attributes at the Dollarhide Field, West Texas, In T.J. Hunt, and P.H Luffholm (eds), The Permian Basin, Back to the Basics, West Texas Geologic Society Pub 03-112, 387-395.

Sullivan, C., Lacazette, A., Marfurt, K., and Ammerman, M., 2003, Karst versus burial fluid dissolution: A case study, using seismic attributes, In T.J. Hunt, and P.H Lufholm (eds), The Permian Basin, Back to the Basics: West Texas Geologic Society Pub 03-112, 421-426.

Blumentritt, C., Sullivan, C. and Marfurt, K., 2003, Channel detection using seismic attributes on the Central Basin Platform, west Texas, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 466-469.

Sullivan, E., Marfurt, K. and Ammerman, M., 2003, Bottoms up karst: New 3D seismic attributes shed light on the Ellenburger (Ordovician) carbonates in the Fort Worth Basin (north Texas, USA), 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 482-485.

Al-Dossary, S., Marfurt, K. and Al-Binhassan, N., 2003, Comparative study of edge-detection algorithms, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 494-497.

Yoon, K., Shin, C. and Marfurt, K., 2003, Waveform inversion using time-windowed back propagation, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 690-693.

Blumentritt, C., Sullivan, C., Marfurt, K. and Murphy, M., 2003, 3D seismic attribute illumination of Paleozoic tectonics, Central Basin Platform, west Texas, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1711-1714.

Jyosyula, S., Marfurt, K. and Sullivan, E., 2003, Karst related vertical collapse structure and related lineament detection by seismic attributes on Fort Worth basin seismic data volume, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1715-1718.

Al Bin Hassan, N. and K. J. Marfurt, 2003, Fault detection using Hough transforms, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1719-1721.

Serrano, I., A. Lacazette, C. Blumentritt, E. C. Sullivan, K, J. Marfurt, and M. Murphy, 2003, Unraveling structural development and fracture distribution at Dollarhide Field, West Texas with new seismic attribute images, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 35(6):177.

Lin, I., K. J. Marfurt, and O. Johnson, 2003, Mapping 3D multi-attribute data into HLS color space - Applications to Vinton dome, LA, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1728-1731.

Sullivan, E. C., K, J, Marfurt, J. Famini, and D. Pankhurst, 2003, Multi-trace seismic attributes illuminate Permian mass wasting features and processes, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 35(6):110.

Al-Otaibi, M., K. J. Marfurt, H. Zhou, F. J. Hilterman, and N. Kabir, 2001, Effect of velocity transition zones on the apparent polarization of ocean-bottom cable multicomponent data, 71st Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1253-1256.

Al-Otaibi, M., Marfurt, K., Hilterman, F., Zhou, H. and Kabir, N., 2001, Effect of Velocity Transition Zones on the Apparent Polarization of Ocean-Bottom Cable Data, 63rd Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., Session: P178.

Marfurt, K. J. and Kirlin, R. L., 2000, 3-D broad-band estimates of reflector dip and amplitude: Geophysics, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 65, 304-320.

Serrano, I., Blumentritt, C., Sullivan, C., Marfurt, K. and Murphy, M., 2003, Seismic attribute delineation of lineaments and reservoir compartmentalization: An example from the Devonian Dollarhide Field, Central Basin Platform, west Texas, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1744-1747.

Hoelting, C., Gherasim, M., House, L. and Marfurt, K., 2003, Elastic modeling and steep dips: Unraveling the reflected wavefield, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1833-1836.

D'Agosto, C., Marfurt, K. and Steven, J., 2003, Modeling and removal of ground roll from horizontal component of C-waves, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 1981-1983.

Duncan, W. and Marfurt, K., 2003, Improved attributes for interpretation and QC of the Vinton Dome 3D surface seismic, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 2199-2202.

Al-Dossary, S. and Marfurt, K., 2003, Improved 3D seismic edge-detection filter applied to Vinton Dome, Louisiana, 73rd Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 2370-2372.

Pankhurst, D., Marfurt, K., Sullivan, C., Zhou, H., Hilterman, F. and Gallaghar, J., 2002, Long offset AVO in a mid-continent tight gas sand reservoir, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 297-299.

Al-Dossary, S., Marfurt, K. and Luo, Y., 2002, 3D edge preserving smoothing for seismic edge detection, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 524-527.

Marfurt, K., Duncan, W. and Constance, P., 2002, Comparison of 3D edge detection seismic attributes to Vinton Dome Louisiana, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 577-580.

Davis, D., Sullivan, C., Marfurt, K. and Evans, I., 2002, Seismic stratigraphy, reservoir characterization, and seismic 3D visualization of seismic attributes of carbonate facies and karst in the San Andres Formation, Vacuum Field, Lea County, New Mexico, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 593-595.

Hoelting, C., Duncan, W., Gherasim, M., Marfurt, K. and Zhou, H., 2002, A preliminary study of salt flank illumination at Vinton Dome, Louisiana: Do we need lateral wavefield continuation?, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1368-1371.

House, L., Marfurt, K., Larsen, S., Martin, G. and Wiley, R., 2002, 2D and 3D elastic modeling with shared seismic models, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1975-1978.

Martin, G., Marfurt, K. and Larsen, S., 2002, Marmousi-2: An updated model for the investigation of AVO in structurally complex areas, 72nd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1979-1982.

Marfurt, K.J., Wiley, R.W., Martin, G., House, L. and Larsen, S., 2002, The Next Generation of Shared Seismic Models for R&D, 64th Mtg.: European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, E009.

Pankhurst, D., Marfurt, K.J. , and Sullivan, E. C. 2002, Class I AVO analysis in a north Texas Mid-continent reservoir: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention Program, 11, 135.

Hou, A. and Marfurt, K., 2001, Multicomponent prestack depth migration by scalar wavefield extrapolation, 71st Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1073-1076.

Kaufhold, B., R. L. Kirlin, and K. J. Marfurt, 1999, 3D spectral analysis of lateral variations in reservoir reflectivity: 61st Meeting, EAGE, Expanded Abstracts, Session:P018.

Duquet, B., K. J. Marfurt, and J. Dellinger, 1998, Efficient estimates of subsurface illumination for Kirchoff prestack depth migration: 68th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1116-1119.

Young, R. A., Z. Deng, Z. -M. Liu, M. Mueller, S. H. Danbom, J. M. Forgotson, K. J. Marfurt, and S. E. Nissen, 1998, Geophysical site characterization for 3-D flow simulation at the Gypsy Outcrop Site, Oklahoma: 68th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 918-921.

Marfurt, K. J., V. Sudhakar, A. Gersztenkorn, K. D. Crawford, and S. E. Nissen, 1997, Coherency calculations in the presence of structural dip: 67th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 566-569.

Duquet, B., and K. J. Marfurt, 1997, Filtering coherent noise during prestack depth migration: 67th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1262-1265.

Rietveld, W. E. A., K. J. Marfurt, and J. H. Kommedal, 1997, The effect of 3-D prestack seismic migration on seismic attribute analysis: 67th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1367-1370.

Gray, S. H., G. I. MacLean, and K. J. Marfurt, 1996, Crooked line, rough topography - Advancing towards the correct seismic image: 58th Meeting, EAGE, Expanded Abstracts, Session:B040.

Gersztenkorn, A., and K. J. Marfurt, 1996, Eigenstructure based coherence computations: 66th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 328-331.

Gersztenkorn, A., J. A. Sharp, R. M. Scheet, and K. J. Marfurt, 1996, Delineation of wrench tectonic features using 3-D coherency - Offshore Trinidad: 66th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 344-347.

MacLean, G., S. H. Gray, and K. J. Marfurt, 1996, Crooked line, rough topography: Advancing toward the correct seismic image: 66th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 356-358.

Roberts, G. A., Roberts, R, E. Hughes, M. J., and Marfurt, K. J., 1996, Structural imaging using coherency: a Southern North Sea example: PETEX Conf. Proc. A4.

Marfurt, K. J., Kirlin, R. L., Farmer, S. L. and Bahorich, M. S., 1996, Calculation of coherency and robust seismic attributes from noisy 3-D data: Presented at the Jakarta '96 Intl. Geophys. Conf. and Exp., Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sharp, J., Bailey, R., Scheet, R., Pish, T, Marfurt, K. J., Garossino, P., Farmer, S. L. Etgen, J., Gutowski, P., Alford, R and Whitmore, D., 1996: Application of --D seismic technology to identify quality prospects: A case study of Amoco's El Diablo prospect: Offshore Trinidad: Presented at the SEG/ASEG First Azerbaijan Intl. Conf. on Geophys., Baku, Azerbaijan.

Versteeg, R. J., and K. J. Marfurt, 1994, Exploring model space on the cheap: A hybrid approach to velocity model estimation: 64th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1202-1204.

Marfurt, K. J., R. M. Scheet, J. A. Sharp, G. J. Cain, and M. G. Harper, 1995, Suppression of the acquisition footprint for seismic sequence attribute mapping: 65th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 949-952.

Schneider, R. V., Marfurt, K. J. and Shelton, M. C., 1994, The search for relative amplitude, pre stack noise attenuation in seismic marine data. Present at the Norwegian Petroleum Soc. Workshop - 3-D seismic challenge: pitfalls, benefits and opportunities in exploration and production, Kristiansand, Norway.

Angeleri, G. P., G. Bricchi, K. J. Marfurt, and P. J. Singer, 1993, 3-D noise characterization and suppression in a deepwater carbonate terrane using wideline profiles: 63rd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1293-1297.

Marfurt, K. J., and D. Bjerstedt, 1993, Identification and characterization of coherent noise: 63rd Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, 1191-1195.

Schneider, R. V., Marfurt, K. J., and Garossino, P. G., 1993, Prestack noise suppression - Norwegian North Sea. Internat. Mtg. of the European Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Stravanger, Norway.

Marfurt, K. J., 1990, Appendix - Analysis of higher order finite-element methods: Numerical modeling of seismic wave propagation.

Marfurt, K. J., 1987, Seismic modeling - recent advances and future directions: Presented at the 57th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Marfurt, K. J., and Shin, C. S., 1987, Seismic modeling and its role in seismic inversion: Presented at the First Internat. Conf. on Ind. and Appl. Math. Paris, France.

Whitmore, N. D., and Marfurt, K. J., 1987, Large-scale geophysical computation, modeling and migration: Presented at the First International Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Paris, France.

Marfurt, K. J., 1984, Seismic modeling: A frequency-domain finite-element approach: 54th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, Session: S15.6.

Bording, R. P., K. R. Kelly, and K. J. Marfurt, 1985, The linear algebra of seismic modeling: Presented at the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Spring Conference on Linear Algebra.

Marfurt, K. J., and G. Dasgupta, 1984, Numerical modeling of semi-infinite media: Application of the cloning algorithm to seismic and electromagnetic modeling: 54th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, Session:S2.3.

Marfurt, K. J., 1984, Seismic modeling: A frequency-domain finite-element approach: 54th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, Session: S15.6.

Marfurt, K. J., 1984, Seismic modeling using finite element methods: 54th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts, Session:W5.7.

Marfurt, K. J., 1983, Seismic modeling: a mixed finite element spectral approach: Presented at the Geophysical Society of Houston Modeling Symposium. Houston, TX.

Marfurt, K. J., 1981, Accuracy of finite difference and finite element modeling of the scalar and elastic wave equations: Presented at the 51st Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Marfurt, K. J., 1980, Elastic wave equation partitioning: Presented at the 50th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Marfurt, K. J., 1978, Migration and inversion of seismic data by the finite element method: Presented at the 48th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Marfurt, K. J., 1976, Wave propagation from a finite length surface line source: Presented at the 46th Annual International Meeting Society of Exploration Geophysicists.