Enriched seismic imaging by using multiple scattering

A. J. Berkhout, D. J. Verschuur

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The migration of full wavefields (primaries + multiples) by using the concept of secondary sources at each subsurface grid point is summarized. These secondary sources are two way and contain the grid-point reflection as well as the grid-point transmission properties. They "assist" the primary sources in illumination of the subsurface. Full-wavefield migration is implemented as a closed-loop process in which the estimated reflectivity properties are used to generate all higher-order scattering (multiples and transmission effects), such that the modeled full-wavefield response matches the observed measurements. In addition, velocities can be updated simultaneously. Theoretical considerations and examples lead to the principal conclusion that multiples should be used, not removed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalThe Leading Edge (Tulsa)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


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