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Elastic Reverse Time Migration Based on Decoupled Wave Equation and Inner Product Imaging ConditionNormal access

Authors: P. Yong, J.P. Huang, Z.C. Li, L.P. Qu, Q.Y. Li and P.J. Liu
Event name: 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Session: Multi-component Seismic Imaging
Publication date: 31 May 2016
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201600622
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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In conventional elastic reverse time migration, Helmholtz Decomposition is applied for wavefield separation, which leads to polarity reversal in converted wave imaging. In this paper, we introduce a vector wavefields separation method with amplitude preserved based on decoupled elastic wave equation and illuminate the specific physical meaning of the vector P- and S-wave. In addition, the inner product imaging condition is utilized to obtain image results form the vector P- and S-wavefield. Analysis of imaging kernel indicates that the presented method can effectively circumvent polarity reversal in ground seismic exploration. Migration results have demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of this imaging method.

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