3D Volumetric Curvature Overview

Process name “Curvy”

Volumetric curvature attributes are valuable in mapping faults, fractures, folds, and stratigraphic features. Curvature attributes such as Most Positive, Most Negative, Mean, Gaussian, and others can be output.

This tool is used to find faults and fractures in a 3D dataset. The program was recently re-written so that it does not have to be run between time slice/unsliced. The slicing is done inside the tool now. The user can slice thru the curvature volume with a time slice or a horizon slice.


  • Volumetric Curvature Most Positive exp 0.1
  • Volumetric Curvature with Azimuthal Velocity Standard Deviation Overlay