Plane-Wave Marchenko Imaging Method: Field Data Application

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Seismic imaging is often used to interpret subsurface formations. However, images obtained by conventional methods are contaminated with internal multiples. The Marchenko method provides the means to obtain multiple-free subsurface images. Due to the high computational cost of the conventional point-source Marchenko imaging method, the less expensive plane wave Marchenko imaging method can be used to produce subsurface images along planes. This method can be repeated for different incident angles to produce images that account for the variable dip of the subsurface structures. In this abstract, we present the results of applying the plane wave Marchenko imaging method to a 2D marine dataset over the Vøring basin, the North Sea. The results show that, in comparison to the conventional plane-wave image, the plane-wave Marchenko imaging method successfully suppressed internal multiples, resulting in improvements in both the amplitude and continuity of the seismic events.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationOctober 18-21, 2021
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Oct 202121 Oct 2021


Conference82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition
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