Traveltime approximations for inhomogeneous HTI media

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561685
Title:
Traveltime approximations for inhomogeneous HTI media
Authors:
Alkhalifah, Tariq Ali ( 0000-0002-9363-9799 )
Abstract:
Traveltimes information is convenient for parameter estimation especially if the medium is described by an anisotropic set of parameters. This is especially true if we could relate traveltimes analytically to these medium parameters, which is generally hard to do in inhomogeneous media. As a result, I develop traveltimes approximations for horizontaly transversely isotropic (HTI) media as simplified and even linear functions of the anisotropic parameters. This is accomplished by perturbing the solution of the HTI eikonal equation with respect to η and the azimuthal symmetry direction (usually used to describe the fracture direction) from a generally inhomogeneous elliptically anisotropic background medium. The resulting approximations can provide accurate analytical description of the traveltime in a homogenous background compared to other published moveout equations out there. These equations will allow us to readily extend the inhomogenous background elliptical anisotropic model to an HTI with a variable, but smoothly varying, η and horizontal symmetry direction values. © 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Journal:
SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2011
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
DOI:
10.1190/1.3627765
Type:
Article
ISSN:
10523812
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorAlkhalifah, Tariq Alien
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:02:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:02:15Zen
dc.date.issued2011-01en
dc.identifier.issn10523812en
dc.identifier.doi10.1190/1.3627765en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561685en
dc.description.abstractTraveltimes information is convenient for parameter estimation especially if the medium is described by an anisotropic set of parameters. This is especially true if we could relate traveltimes analytically to these medium parameters, which is generally hard to do in inhomogeneous media. As a result, I develop traveltimes approximations for horizontaly transversely isotropic (HTI) media as simplified and even linear functions of the anisotropic parameters. This is accomplished by perturbing the solution of the HTI eikonal equation with respect to η and the azimuthal symmetry direction (usually used to describe the fracture direction) from a generally inhomogeneous elliptically anisotropic background medium. The resulting approximations can provide accurate analytical description of the traveltime in a homogenous background compared to other published moveout equations out there. These equations will allow us to readily extend the inhomogenous background elliptical anisotropic model to an HTI with a variable, but smoothly varying, η and horizontal symmetry direction values. © 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.en
dc.publisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicistsen
dc.subjectAnisotropyen
dc.subjectTraveltimeen
dc.subjectVelocityen
dc.titleTraveltime approximations for inhomogeneous HTI mediaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2011en
kaust.authorAlkhalifah, Tariq Alien
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