Time-lapse imaging and inversion of decentralized dispersed source array seismic data

Matteo Caporal, Gerrit Blacquière, Shan Qu

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In Dispersed Source Arrays (DSA) acquisitions, traditional broadband seismic sources are replaced (or supported) with dedicated narrower band devices with different central frequencies, blended together to cover the entire temporal and spatial bandwidth of interest. The recent advances in unmanned systems technology and the improved operational flexibility enabled by the limited dimensions of most DSA devices may be beneficial to the data acquisition efficiency. In fact, with DSAs the use of relatively simple autonomous devices becomes a practical proposition for seismic surveys. In a marine environment we might consider employing several autonomous source boats at the same time, while on land a combination of autonomous source trucks of varied dimensions and designs is suggested. This abstract presents a real-time decentralized and automated approach to acquisition design in order to handle the larger number of sources simultaneously operational in the field. Additionally, using the Simultaneous Joint Migration Inversion (SJMI) technology it is possible to reliably recover time-lapse information despite the significant mismatch between baseline and monitor survey geometries introduced by the decentralized acquisition method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2018
Subtitle of host publication14-19 October 2018, Anaheim, United States
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSEG Annual Meeting 2018 - Anaheim convention Center, Anaheim, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201819 Oct 2018
Conference number: 88

Publication series

NameSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2018
ISSN (Electronic)1949-4645


OtherSEG Annual Meeting 2018
Abbreviated titleSEG 2018
CountryUnited States
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  • time-lapse
  • distributed systems
  • survey design
  • simultaneous source
  • acquisition


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