Yardsticks for industrial tomography
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 56, No 4, July 2008 pp. 457 - 465
Special topic: Passive and controlled-source crustal imaging
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Seismic tomography has been developed and applied for decades in seismological applications and for basic research purposes. During the last decade, large-scale applications in the oil and gas industry became standard as tomostatics and velocity modelling for pre-stack depth migration. In this paper, I take a snapshot of some current industrial applications, quantifying practical aspects by yardsticks such as data and model size and I try to draw a road map for the current decade.