An optimized correlation-based full waveform inversion

Yun Seok Choi*, Tariq Alkhalifa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The conventional correlation-based objective function for FWI has a limitation: the desired (accurate) solution is not exactly located at the global minimum (or maximum) since the auto-correlation of the observed wavefield has some energy at non-zero time-lags. We propose two optimized correlation-based objective functions incorporating the auto-correlation term. Including this term in the new objective functions as a reference for the cross-correlation to fit locates the desired solution at the global minimum (or maximum). We derive the gradient expressions of the new objective functions using the adjoint-state method, where only two modelling steps are needed to calculate the gradients. The numerical examples show that FWI based on the new objective functions generate good convergent results, whereas the conventional correlation-based FWI does not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Subtitle of host publicationEfficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
ISBN (Electronic)9789462821859
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016: Efficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential - Vienna, Austria
Duration: May 30 2016Jun 2 2016

Publication series

Name78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016: Efficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential

Other

Other78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016: Efficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period05/30/1606/2/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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