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First Break publishes top-quality submitted and commissioned research articles, together with news, monthly topics, industry features and company profiles.


First Break is the leading publication in Europe serving the geoscience and engineering community. While the main emphasis is on the oil and gas E&P industry, reflecting the membership of the EAGE, the magazine increasingly includes coverage of important related areas, such as environmental geoscience and mining. As a result First Break has a circulation that extends well beyond the membership of the EAGE and is read worldwide as an authoritative source of relevant news, features, analysis and accessible technical information. Since 1983, First Break has been the publication of choice for many decision-makers and specifiers in geoscience-related organizations, and is considered an ideal advertising medium to reach a focused audience in Europe and further afield.

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First Break September 2016, Volume 34, Issue 9

Editorial Contents
3   | EAGE News
14 | Crosstalk - Science is unbelievable, that's the truth
17 | Industry News
Technical Articles
33 | Seismic volume visulization at your fingertips
Iván Dimitri Marroquín 
43 | Identification of sweet spots in shale reservoir formations
Ritesh Kumar Sharma and Satinder Chopra
Special Topic: Data Processing
53  | Constraining a 3D anisotropic tomography inversion with 800 wells – A Canadian oil sands case history
Sylvestre Charles, Jiwu Lin, Lijuan Du and Ahmed Mouaki Benani Chebihat
59  | Reducing the gap between seismic imaging and geology: Horizon consistent velocity analysis and modelling for pre-stack time and depth migrations
Paolo Esestime, Chris Benson, Milos Cvetkovic and Sarah Spoors
65  | Drilling closer to salt
Ahmed Ammar, Ross Saunders, Chuck Henry, Tim Wilkinson, Mike Frismanis,Mike Bradshaw, Jeff Codd and David Kessler
73  | Dual-sensor data and enhanced depth imaging sheds new light onto the mature Viking Graben area
Marielle Ciotoli, Sophie Beaumont, Julien Oukili, Øystein Korsmo, Nicola O’Dowd, Grunde Rønholt and Volker Dirks
81  | Challenges and strategies of interbed multiple attenuation in the Asia-Pacific region
Min Wang, Barry Hung, Xiang Li and Stephane Fintz

86 | Calendar