Multiples waveform inversion

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564654
Title:
Multiples waveform inversion
Authors:
Zhang, Dongliang; Dai, Wei; Ge, Z.; Schuster, Gerard T. ( 0000-0001-7532-1587 )
Abstract:
To increase the illumination of the subsurface and to eliminate the dependency of FWI on the source wavelet, we propose multiples waveform inversion (MWI) that transforms each hydrophone into a virtual point source with a time history equal to that of the recorded data. These virtual sources are used to numerically generate downgoing wavefields that are correlated with the backprojected surface-related multiples to give the migration image. Since the recorded data are treated as the virtual sources, knowledge of the source wavelet is not required, and the subsurface illumination is greatly enhanced because the entire free surface acts as an extended source compared to the radiation pattern of a traditional point source. Numerical tests on the Marmousi2 model show that the convergence rate and the spatial resolution of MWI is, respectively, faster and more accurate then FWI. The potential pitfall with this method is that the multiples undergo more than one roundtrip to the surface, which increases attenuation and reduces spatial resolution. This can lead to less resolved tomograms compared to conventional FWI. The possible solution is to combine both FWI and MWI in inverting for the subsurface velocity distribution.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program; Earth Sciences and Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
EAGE Publications
Journal:
London 2013, 75th eage conference en exhibition incorporating SPE Europec
Conference/Event name:
75th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2013 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013: Changing Frontiers
Issue Date:
2013
DOI:
10.3997/2214-4609.20130836
Type:
Conference Paper
ISBN:
9781629937915
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Dongliangen
dc.contributor.authorDai, Weien
dc.contributor.authorGe, Z.en
dc.contributor.authorSchuster, Gerard T.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:11:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:11:04Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.isbn9781629937915en
dc.identifier.doi10.3997/2214-4609.20130836en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564654en
dc.description.abstractTo increase the illumination of the subsurface and to eliminate the dependency of FWI on the source wavelet, we propose multiples waveform inversion (MWI) that transforms each hydrophone into a virtual point source with a time history equal to that of the recorded data. These virtual sources are used to numerically generate downgoing wavefields that are correlated with the backprojected surface-related multiples to give the migration image. Since the recorded data are treated as the virtual sources, knowledge of the source wavelet is not required, and the subsurface illumination is greatly enhanced because the entire free surface acts as an extended source compared to the radiation pattern of a traditional point source. Numerical tests on the Marmousi2 model show that the convergence rate and the spatial resolution of MWI is, respectively, faster and more accurate then FWI. The potential pitfall with this method is that the multiples undergo more than one roundtrip to the surface, which increases attenuation and reduces spatial resolution. This can lead to less resolved tomograms compared to conventional FWI. The possible solution is to combine both FWI and MWI in inverting for the subsurface velocity distribution.en
dc.publisherEAGE Publicationsen
dc.titleMultiples waveform inversionen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Sciences and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalLondon 2013, 75th eage conference en exhibition incorporating SPE Europecen
dc.conference.date10 June 2013 through 13 June 2013en
dc.conference.name75th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2013 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013: Changing Frontiersen
kaust.authorDai, Weien
kaust.authorSchuster, Gerard T.en
kaust.authorZhang, Dongliangen
kaust.authorGe, Z.en
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