Application of the logarithmic phase-only inversion to the near-surface data

Yun Seok Choi, Bingbing Sun, Tariq Ali Alkhalifah, F. Alonaizi, M. AlMalki

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We apply the logarithmic phase-only inversion to the near-surface data. The near-surface data has issues of the unbalanced amplitudes of traces along offset, discrepancy in amplitude decays between 2D and 3D models, and the static correction related with the weathering zone. These issues often demand proper and intensive pre-processing for the data. On the other hand, since the logarithmic phase-only inversion ignores the amplitude information of the data during the inversion, it can automatically address the issues related with amplitude of traces. We also the estimate source wavelet separately for each shot to alleviate the delays caused by the weathering zone. Even though we do not do any pre-processing for the near-surface data, the logarithmic phase-only inversion provides a convergent result.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
PublisherEAGE Publications BV
ISBN (Print)9789462822542
StatePublished - Oct 16 2018

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We are grateful to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for financial supports. For computer time, this research used the resources of the Super Computing Laboratory at KAUST in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


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