Wave-equation Migration Velocity Analysis Using Plane-wave Common Image Gathers

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624892
Title:
Wave-equation Migration Velocity Analysis Using Plane-wave Common Image Gathers
Authors:
Guo, Bowen ( 0000-0001-7485-0866 ) ; Schuster, Gerard T. ( 0000-0001-7532-1587 )
Abstract:
Wave-equation migration velocity analysis (WEMVA) based on subsurface-offset, angle domain or time-lag common image gathers (CIGs) requires significant computational and memory resources because it computes higher dimensional migration images in the extended image domain. To mitigate this problem, a WEMVA method using plane-wave CIGs is presented. Plane-wave CIGs reduce the computational cost and memory storage because they are directly calculated from prestack plane-wave migration, and the number of plane waves is often much smaller than the number of shots. In the case of an inaccurate migration velocity, the moveout of plane-wave CIGs is automatically picked by a semblance analysis method, which is then linked to the migration velocity update by a connective function. Numerical tests on two synthetic datasets and a field dataset validate the efficiency and effectiveness of this method.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Guo B, Schuster GT (2017) Wave-equation Migration Velocity Analysis Using Plane-wave Common Image Gathers. GEOPHYSICS: 1–51. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/geo2016-0653.1.
Publisher:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Journal:
GEOPHYSICS
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1190/geo2016-0653.1
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0016-8033; 1942-2156
Sponsors:
This research is supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. We are grateful to the sponsors of the Center for Subsurface Imaging and Fluid Modeling (CSIM) Consortium for their financial support. The first author would like to thank Dr. Yunsong Huang for computing the traveltime tomogram of the field marine data. We also thank the Supercomputing Laboratory at KAUST for providing the computational resources required for carrying out this work.
Additional Links:
http://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/geo2016-0653.1
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorGuo, Bowenen
dc.contributor.authorSchuster, Gerard T.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T09:42:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-08T09:42:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-01en
dc.identifier.citationGuo B, Schuster GT (2017) Wave-equation Migration Velocity Analysis Using Plane-wave Common Image Gathers. GEOPHYSICS: 1–51. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/geo2016-0653.1.en
dc.identifier.issn0016-8033en
dc.identifier.issn1942-2156en
dc.identifier.doi10.1190/geo2016-0653.1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/624892-
dc.description.abstractWave-equation migration velocity analysis (WEMVA) based on subsurface-offset, angle domain or time-lag common image gathers (CIGs) requires significant computational and memory resources because it computes higher dimensional migration images in the extended image domain. To mitigate this problem, a WEMVA method using plane-wave CIGs is presented. Plane-wave CIGs reduce the computational cost and memory storage because they are directly calculated from prestack plane-wave migration, and the number of plane waves is often much smaller than the number of shots. In the case of an inaccurate migration velocity, the moveout of plane-wave CIGs is automatically picked by a semblance analysis method, which is then linked to the migration velocity update by a connective function. Numerical tests on two synthetic datasets and a field dataset validate the efficiency and effectiveness of this method.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. We are grateful to the sponsors of the Center for Subsurface Imaging and Fluid Modeling (CSIM) Consortium for their financial support. The first author would like to thank Dr. Yunsong Huang for computing the traveltime tomogram of the field marine data. We also thank the Supercomputing Laboratory at KAUST for providing the computational resources required for carrying out this work.en
dc.publisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicistsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/geo2016-0653.1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to GEOPHYSICSen
dc.titleWave-equation Migration Velocity Analysis Using Plane-wave Common Image Gathersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalGEOPHYSICSen
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kaust.authorGuo, Bowenen
kaust.authorSchuster, Gerard T.en
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