Approximate P-wave ray tracing and dynamic ray tracing in weakly orthorhombic media of varying symmetry orientation

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564867
Title:
Approximate P-wave ray tracing and dynamic ray tracing in weakly orthorhombic media of varying symmetry orientation
Authors:
Masmoudi, Nabil; Pšenčík, Ivan
Abstract:
We present an approximate, but efficient and sufficiently accurate P-wave ray tracing and dynamic ray tracing procedure for 3D inhomogeneous, weakly orthorhombic media with varying orientation of symmetry planes. In contrast to commonly used approaches, the orthorhombic symmetry is preserved at any point of the model. The model is described by six weak-anisotropy parameters and three Euler angles, which may vary arbitrarily, but smoothly, throughout the model. We use the procedure for the calculation of rays and corresponding two-point traveltimes in a VSP experiment in a part of the BP benchmark model generalized to orthorhombic symmetry.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
EAGE Publications
Journal:
Proceedings 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014
Conference/Event name:
76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014
Issue Date:
2014
DOI:
10.3997/2214-4609.20141198
Type:
Conference Paper
ISBN:
9781632666949
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorMasmoudi, Nabilen
dc.contributor.authorPšenčík, Ivanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:23:35Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:23:35Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.isbn9781632666949en
dc.identifier.doi10.3997/2214-4609.20141198en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564867en
dc.description.abstractWe present an approximate, but efficient and sufficiently accurate P-wave ray tracing and dynamic ray tracing procedure for 3D inhomogeneous, weakly orthorhombic media with varying orientation of symmetry planes. In contrast to commonly used approaches, the orthorhombic symmetry is preserved at any point of the model. The model is described by six weak-anisotropy parameters and three Euler angles, which may vary arbitrarily, but smoothly, throughout the model. We use the procedure for the calculation of rays and corresponding two-point traveltimes in a VSP experiment in a part of the BP benchmark model generalized to orthorhombic symmetry.en
dc.publisherEAGE Publicationsen
dc.titleApproximate P-wave ray tracing and dynamic ray tracing in weakly orthorhombic media of varying symmetry orientationen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014en
dc.conference.date16 June 2014 through 19 June 2014en
dc.conference.name76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014en
dc.conference.locationAmsterdamen
dc.contributor.institutionGeophysical Institute, Acad. Sci. Czech Republic, Czech Republicen
kaust.authorMasmoudi, Nabilen
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