Preparation of initial seismic data for modeling tectonic fault in coal body

Seismic exploration is involved in all phases of geological–geophysical activities. An important component of seismic exploration is recording of waves from the test geological boundaries and the analysis of the wave characteristics. The relevance of the study is governed by the currentness of the attribute analysis to be performed in the conditionы when a dedicated software is unavailable. The limited choice of software programs is connected with the proprietary nature of applications, or with the infeasibility of a software circulation in Russia. This study aims to compose a set of formulas for handling seismic waves so that seismic trace processing is possible without dedicated program products. The study included examination of functions of seismic processing program RadExPro and ascertainment of operating algorithm of the Seismic Attribute Analysis module. The formulas most suitable for the seismic calculations are selected and discussed. The features of calculations using the Python programming language are described. The comparison of the program outputs with the actual values revealed no significant deviations. The scientific novelty of the study lies in the found mathematical apparatus which coincides with the apparatus of the mentioned program, and which is usable as an alternative technique for seismic processing and analysis without outside software tools.

Keywords: geophysics, seismic exploration, seismic attribute analysis, Python, RadExPro, data processing, data analysis, mathematical apparatus.
For citation:

Stepanov I. Yu., Dorn E. V., Stepanov Yu. A. Preparation of initial seismic data for modeling tectonic fault in coal body. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2024;(5):5-16. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2024_5_0_5.

Issue number: 5
Year: 2024
Page number: 5-16
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 550.34.03
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2024_5_0_5
Article receipt date: 01.06.2023
Date of review receipt: 01.08.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.04.2024
About authors:

I.Yu. Stepanov1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7938-8049,
E.V. Dorn1, Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6558-5658,
Yu.A. Stepanov1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7552-6857,
1 Kemerovo State University, 650000, Kemerovo, Russia.


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E.V. Dorn, e-mail:


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