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The Application of Full Waveform Seismic Inversion to a Narrow-azimuth Marine DatasetNormal access

Authors: T. Nangoo, M. Warner, G.S. O‘Brien, A. Umpleby, N. Shah, M. Igoe and J. Morgan
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: FWI - Elastic/Near Surface
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20130115
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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We apply 3D anisotropic acoustic full-waveform inversion to a North Sea narrow-azimuth, marine-streamer dataset. We use a windowed strategy, with 3 stages, first focusing on mainly refracted arrivals with offsets up to (a) 1 km, (b) 2 km and then (c) 3 km with increasing iterations. We demonstrate that our recovered velocity model is realistic.

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