Effect of velocity uncertainty on migrated reflectors

Malcolm, Alison and Poliannikov, Oleg V. (2014) Effect of velocity uncertainty on migrated reflectors. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2014, 2014. pp. 3747-3751. ISSN 1949-4645

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We study the problem of uncertainty quantification for migrated images. A traditional migrated image contains deterministic reconstructions of subsurface structures. However, the input parameters used in migration, such as reflection data and a velocity model, are inherently uncertain. This uncertainty is carried through to the migrated images. We use Bayesian analysis to quantify the uncertainty of migrated structures by constructing a joint statistical distribution of the structures in question. From this distribution we can deduce the uncertainty in absolute positions of the structures, or a relative position of one structure with respect to another. In some cases the relative position has a much smaller uncertainty than the absolute position.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12857
Item ID: 12857
Keywords: common offset, statistical, depth migration
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Earth Sciences
Date: 2014
Date Type: Publication
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