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Analytic Formulae for Vertical Slowness and Tau-P Intercept Time of P-waves in Tilted Orthorhombic MediaNormal access

Authors: Q. Hao and A. Stovas
Event name: 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Session: Seismic Modelling (A)
Publication date: 31 May 2016
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601051
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.21Mb )
Price: € 20

We present an analytic formula for the vertical slowness components of down- and up- going P-waves in 3D tilted orthorhombic media. The perturbation method and Shanks transform are used in our derivation. The proposed formula for the vertical slowness components is valid for strongly anelliptic orthorhombic media with tilted symmetry axes. An application of the formula is shown to calculate the tau-p intercept time of P-waves in horizontally layered, tilted orthorhombic media.

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