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Tomography of a Velocity Model and Location of Microseismic Events with P, Sv and Sh WavesNormal access

Authors: M. Chmiel and T. Bardainne
Event name: 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014
Session: Microseismic - Location and Inversion
Publication date: 16 June 2014
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20141437
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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This abstract demonstrates joint use of P- and S-waves with a surface monitoring network. Using the best quality microseismic events from a dataset recorded with three components sensors; we first estimated an optimal velocity model through simulated annealing. We subsequently used it to detect and locate smaller events in a relative way. Our results show that the location - while using only P–waves - is poorly constrained and adding an S phase gives a significant improvement.

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