Extended images in action: efficient WEMVA via randomized probing

TitleExtended images in action: efficient {WEMVA} via randomized probing
Publication TypeSINBAD Presentation
AuthorsRajiv Kumar, Tristan van Leeuwen, Felix J. Herrmann
Year of Publication2013

Extended images as a function of the full subsurface offset are an important tool to perform wave-equation based migration velocity analysis (WEMVA) in areas of complex geology. Unfortunately, computation & storage of these extended images is prohibitively expensive. In this work, we present an efficient way to compute extended images for all subsurface offsets without explicitly calculating the source and receiver wavefields for all the sources. Instead, we calculate actions of extended image volumes on probing vectors that live in the image space. The probing can either be defined as vectors from the Dirac basis, which allows us to form the extended image at the location of the point diffractor, or they can be defined in terms of Gaussian noise. The latter corresponds to sources with random weights firing simultaneously at every grid point. We demonstrate that this probing leads to a computationally efficient implementation of WEMVA. This is joint work with Tristan van Leeuwen.

KeywordsPresentation, private, SINBAD, SINBADFALL2013, SLIM
Citation Keykumar2013SINBADeia