Tackling Different Velocity Borne Challenges of the Elastodynamic Marchenko Method

C. Reinicke*, M. Dukalski, K. Wapenaar

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
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


Conference81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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