Seismic image amplitude recovery

TitleSeismic image amplitude recovery
Publication TypeConference
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFelix J. Herrmann
Conference NameSINBAD 2007
KeywordsPresentation, SINBAD, SLIM

In this talk, we recover the amplitude of a seismic image by approximating the normal (demigration-migration) operator. In this approximation, we make use of the property that curvelets remain invariant under the action of the normal operator. We propose a seismic amplitude recovery method that employs an eigenvalue like decomposition for the normal operator using curvelets as eigen-vectors. Subsequently, we propose an approximate nonlinear singularity-preserving solution to the least-squares seismic imaging problem with sparseness in the curvelet domain and spatial continuity constraints. Our method is tested with a reverse-time ’wave-equation’ migration code simulating the acoustic wave equation on the SEG-AA salt model. This is joint work with Peyman Moghaddam and Chris Stolk (University of Twente)

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