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Joint Inversion: One Mans PerspectiveNormal access

Author: G.M. Hoversten
Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 Workshop Programme
Session: WS11 Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring from Inversion and Joint Inversion of Seismic and Non-seismic Methods
Publication date: 03 June 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201901984
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 406.83Kb )
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Tremendous advances have been made in the last two decades in joint inversion of multiple data sets. Coupling of all forms of geophysical data and flow data have been demonstrated. Advances in methods to link the data sets and associated parameters, both by structural and rock-physics coupling approaches have been key to the impressive results currently being demonstrated. Looking forward it seems that applications of joint inversion to improve our reservoir flow models holds the largest benefit compared to other applications such as structural imaging. In the reservoir application, combining of both structural and rock-physics coupling in joint inversion of seismic, EM, gravity and flow data will undoubtedly be needed to maximize results. Advances in theory and compute power will lead to stochastic MCMC based sampling techniques as the preferred method for joint inversion. MCMC techniques ability to provide a global solution, the easy of incorporating multiple and desperate a priori information, and accurate uncertainty estimation will all drive the field toward stochastic approaches.

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