3D multi-source least-squares reverse time migration

Wei Dai, Chaiwoot Boonyasiriwat, Gerard Schuster

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Abstract

We present the theory and numerical results for least-squares reverse time migration (LSRTM) of phase-encoded supergathers, where each supergather is the superposition of phasedencoded shots. Three type of encoding functions are used in this study: random time shift, random source polarity and random source location selected from a pre-designed table. Numerical tests for the 3D SEG/EAGE Overthrust model show that multi-source LSRTM can suppress migration artifacts in the migration image and remove most of the crosstalk noise from multi-source data. Empirical results suggest that multisource LSRTM can provide a noticeable increase in computational efficiency compared to standard RTM, when the CSGs in a supergather are modeled and migrated together with a finite-difference simulator. If the phase-encoding functions are dynamically changed after each iteration of LSRTM, the best images are obtained. The potential drawback is that the final results are very sensitive to the accuracy of the starting model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting 2010, SEG 2010
PublisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists
Pages3120-3124
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781617389801
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
EventSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting 2010, SEG 2010 - Denver, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2010Oct 22 2010

Publication series

NameSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting 2010, SEG 2010

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting 2010, SEG 2010
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period10/17/1010/22/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics

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