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Honouring Prior Geological Information in Wave-equation Based AVO InversionNormal access

Authors: A. Gisolf, S. Sharma and S.M. Luthi
Event name: Fourth EAGE Exploration Workshop
Session: Seismic Inversion and Integration of Well Data
Publication date: 02 May 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201700220
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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A method is presented to link prior geological information, from wells and interpretation, to full wave-form inversion at reservoir scale. The method converts the layer-based prior information to grid-based property probability density distributions that are highly non-Gaussian and is based on Bayes' Rule. The likelihood function for the unconstrained inversion is based on the Hessian of the inversion kernel and the minimum residual energy in the objective function. Good results have been obtained from a synthetic case study based on a very realistic outcrop model (Book Cliffs,Utah). Also results from a real data case study will be shown.

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