Shear wave reconstruction from low cost randomized acquisition

TitleShear wave reconstruction from low cost randomized acquisition
Publication TypeConference
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAli M. Alfaraj, Rajiv Kumar, Felix J. Herrmann
Conference NameEAGE Annual Conference Proceedings
KeywordsEAGE, interpolation, randomized acquisition, rank minimization, shear waves

Shear waves travel in the subsurface at a lower speed compared with compressional waves. Therefore, much finer spatial sampling is required to properly record the shear waves. This leads to higher acquisition costs which are typically avoided by designing surveys geared towards only compressional waves imaging. We propose using randomly under-sampled ocean bottom acquisition for recording both compressional and shear waves. The recorded multicomponent data is then interpolated using an SVD-free low rank interpolation scheme that is feasible for large scale seismic data volumes to obtain finely sampled data. Following that, we perform elastic wavefield decomposition at the ocean bottom to recover accurate up- and dow-going S-waves. Synthetic data results indicate that using randomized under-sampled acquisition, we can recover accurate S-waves with an economical cost compared with conventional acquisition designs.


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Citation Keyalfaraj2017EAGEswr