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Considerations about the Solution Space of a VTI Marine CSEM Inversion Problem Using Vertical AntennasNormal access

Authors: J.W. Hunziker, J.W. Thorbecke and E. Slob
Event name: 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015
Session: Electromagnetic Methods III
Publication date: 01 June 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201413223
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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We exploit the randomness of a genetic inversion algorithm to map the global minimum of the solution space of Controlled-Source Electromagnetic inversion problems. In this study, we focus on the information content that vertical electric or magnetic receivers could add to solve for anisotropic conductivities of the subsurface. By analyzing the distribution of the found solutions by the genetic algorithm, we find that the vertical magnetic component adds complementary information to the horizontal components.

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