Fault detection by surface seismic scanning tunneling macroscope: Field test

Sherif M. Hanafy, Gerard T. Schuster

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Abstract

The seismic scanning tunneling macroscope (SSTM) is proposed for detecting the presence of near-surface impedance anomalies and faults. Results with synthetic data are consistent with theory in that scatterers closer to the surface provide brighter SSTM profiles than those that are deeper. The SSTM profiles show superresolution detection if the scatterers are in the near-field region of the recording line. The field data tests near Gulf of Aqaba, Haql, KSA clearly show the presence of the observable fault scarp, and identify the subsurface presence of the hidden faults indicated in the tomograms. Superresolution detection of the fault is achieved, even when the 35 Hz data are lowpass filtered to the 5-10 Hz band.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3070-3074
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2014
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2014

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