Enriched seismic imaging by utilizing multiple scattering1

D.J. Verschuur, AJ Berkhout

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    The migration of full wavefields (primaries + multiples), using the concept of secondary sources at each subsurface gridpoint, is summarized. These secondary
    sources are two-way and contain the gridpoint reflection as well as the gridpoint
    transmission properties. They ’assist’ the primary sources in the illumination of the subsurface. Full wavefield migration is implemented as a closed-loop process where 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 utilized, not removed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDelphi; The Multiple Estimation and Structural Imaging Project (2015)
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom seismic measurements to rock and pore parameters
    Place of PublicationDelft
    PublisherDelft University of Technology
    ISBN (Print)978-90-73817-64-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


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