The elastodynamic Marchenko method removes overburden interactions obscuring the target information. This method either relies on separability of the so-called focusing and Green's functions or requires an accurate initial estimate of the focusing and Green's function overlap. Hitherto, F1- and G-+ have been assumed separable, whereas F1+ and (G-)* share an unavoidable overlap, which has been considered understood but hard to predict without knowing the model. However, velocity differences between P- and S-waves cause so far unexplored fundamental challenges for elastodynamic Marchenko autofocusing. These challenges are analysed for horizontally-layered media. First, the F1-/G-+ separability assumption can be violated depending on the medium, the redatuming depth and the angle of incidence. Second, the initial estimate of the said unavoidable overlap can be even more complicated than originally thought, including some of the internal multiples. We propose a strategy where we trade-off this sophisticated initial estimate with a trivial one at the cost of a more restrictive F1-/G-+ separability assumption, or at the cost of introducing an overlap between F1- and G-+ instead. The proposed method finds the desired solutions convolved by an unknown matrix which we can hope to remove by exploiting energy conservation and minimum-phase properties of the focusing functions.
|Title of host publication||81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 - ExCeL Centre, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Jun 2019 → 6 Jun 2019
|Conference||81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019|
|Period||3/06/19 → 6/06/19|