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synthetic seismograms

1. n. [Reservoir Characterization]
The seismic traces at a wellbore generated from wireline log data. Synthetic seismograms are generated by calculating reflection coefficients from the sonic and density logs and then applying an ideal or real wavelet to the reflections to obtain the seismic "wiggle" traces. Synthetic seismograms are usually generated to compare with the actual seismic data and identify reflectors with layers and formations already known in the wellbore.
See: sonic log