Time reversal focusing for velocity estimation: Cross-well acquisition

Ariel Lellouch, Evgeny Landa

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In this study, we utilize time reversal focusing as a tool for velocity model estimation. Demonstrated on a cross-well acquisition, we show the usefulness of focusing as a measure for velocity model quality. It can be therefore used as an objective function for an inversion problem, solved in this study by a global optimization method - simulated annealing. In addition, we show the validity of significantly reducing computation time by time-reversal of a summation of all shot records instead of time-reversing each shot separately. Then, we study a 2-D field-data SH-waves cross-well example, where a conventional travel-times tomography model is compared to the time-reversal inverted model, and show the advantages of the latter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5620-5624
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2017
EventSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting, SEG 2017 - Houston, United States
Duration: 24 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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