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Elastic wavefield inversion in three dimensionsNormal access

Authors: L. Guasch, I. Stekl, A. Umpleby and M. Warner
Event name: 72nd EAGE Conference and Exhibition - Workshops and Fieldtrips
Session: WS6 3D Full Waveform Inversion – A Game Changing Technique?
Publication date: 14 June 2010
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20149927
Organisations: SPE, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.03Mb )
Price: € 20

Although acoustic wavefield inversion is widely used, a complete solution of the seismic inversion problem requires that we account properly for the physics of wave propagation, and so must include elastic effects. We have developed a 3D tomographic wavefield inversion code that incorporates the full elastic wave equation. The code uses explicit time-stepping by finite differences that are 4th order in space and 2nd order in time.

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