Resolving high frequency anomalies of gas cloud using full waveform inversion

Srichand Prajapati, Deva Ghosh


High resolution models with structurally improved results significant to the physical properties of rocks in geologically complex areas require advance modeling methodologies. Low frequencies are required to understand the geological properties of the rocks while high frequencies is needed to address the structural challenges. Recent industry success in inversion have shown the accurate and robust results for the low frequencies. In this work, we provide a strategy to resolve geologically complex area such as gas cloud (at high frequencies) using full waveform inversion (FWI) based on 2D wave equation. Our contribution here, is the improvement in FWI imaging by: (i) solving the wave field equation to recover high resolution inversion results which is consistence to physical properties and shows structural enhancements; (ii) estimating the distribution of local minima which is largely affected by initial velocity model. To validate our approach, we demonstrate algorithms on synthetic gas cloud model.


Data processing; Inverse methods; Algorithms and implementation

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X