Selective interferometric imaging of internal multiples

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564655
Title:
Selective interferometric imaging of internal multiples
Authors:
Zuberi, M. A H; Alkhalifah, Tariq Ali ( 0000-0002-9363-9799 )
Abstract:
Internal multiples deteriorate the image when the imaging procedure assumes only single scattering, especially if the velocity model does not reproduce such scattering in the Green’s function. If properly imaged, internal multiples (and internally-scattered energy) can enhance the seismic image and illuminate areas otherwise neglected or poorly imaged by conventional single-scattering approaches. Conventionally, in order to image internal multiples, accurate, sharp contrasts in the velocity model are required to construct a Green’s function with all the scattered energy. As an alternative, we develop a three-step procedure, which images the first-order internal scattering using the background Green’s function (from the surface to each image point), constructed from a smooth velocity model: We first back-propagate the recorded surface data using the background Green’s function, then cross-correlate the back-propagated data with the recorded data and finally cross-correlate the result with the original background Green’s function. This procedure images the contribution of the recorded first-order internal multiples and is almost free of the single-scattering recorded energy. This image can be added to the conventional single-scattering image, obtained e.g. from Kirchhoff migration, to enhance the image. Application to synthetic data with reflectors illuminated by multiple scattering only demonstrates the effectiveness of the approach.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science 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:
10.3997/2214-4609.20130197
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.authorZuberi, M. A Hen
dc.contributor.authorAlkhalifah, Tariq Alien
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:11:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:11:06Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.isbn9781629937915en
dc.identifier.doi10.3997/2214-4609.20130197en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564655en
dc.description.abstractInternal multiples deteriorate the image when the imaging procedure assumes only single scattering, especially if the velocity model does not reproduce such scattering in the Green’s function. If properly imaged, internal multiples (and internally-scattered energy) can enhance the seismic image and illuminate areas otherwise neglected or poorly imaged by conventional single-scattering approaches. Conventionally, in order to image internal multiples, accurate, sharp contrasts in the velocity model are required to construct a Green’s function with all the scattered energy. As an alternative, we develop a three-step procedure, which images the first-order internal scattering using the background Green’s function (from the surface to each image point), constructed from a smooth velocity model: We first back-propagate the recorded surface data using the background Green’s function, then cross-correlate the back-propagated data with the recorded data and finally cross-correlate the result with the original background Green’s function. This procedure images the contribution of the recorded first-order internal multiples and is almost free of the single-scattering recorded energy. This image can be added to the conventional single-scattering image, obtained e.g. from Kirchhoff migration, to enhance the image. Application to synthetic data with reflectors illuminated by multiple scattering only demonstrates the effectiveness of the approach.en
dc.publisherEAGE Publicationsen
dc.titleSelective interferometric imaging of internal multiplesen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science 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.authorAlkhalifah, Tariq Alien
kaust.authorZuberi, M. A Hen
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