Correcting for short-wavelength statics with low rank approximation

A. M. Alfaraj*, M. Almubarak, F. J. Herrmann

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    Short-wavelength statics resulting from the unconsolidated near-surface weathering layers need to be corrected for in order to obtain an undistorted image of the subsurface. Existing methods based on the surface consistency assumption can be computationally intensive and may not fully correct for residual statics. In this work, we follow a data-driven and computationally efficient low-rank approximation approach to correct for short-wavelength statics. The method is based on the property that short-wavelength statics increase the rank of the data, while statics-free data is of low-rank nature in a transform domain. We demonstrate the performance of the proposed method on real land seismic data and compare it with conventional residual statics correction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
    EditorsHoward Leach
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462822894
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 - ExCeL Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

    Publication series

    Name81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019


    Conference81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


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