Seismic images are the basis of crucial exploration, development, and production decisions. Optimal use of these images requires a full understanding of the seismic imaging processes that create them, from data acquisition to the final migration. The primary objective of Concepts and Applications in 3D Seismic Imaging is to provide a broad and intuitive understanding of seismic imaging concepts and methods that enables geoscientists to make the appropriate decisions during acquisition, processing, imaging, and interpretation projects. Another objective is to expose the audience to current trends in imaging research and empower them to adopt new technologies quickly.
Who should attend
All geoscience professionals who use or process seismic data will benefit from attending this course. This book emphasizes conceptual and graphical understanding and minimizes the use of mathematical developments. Therefore the publication does not require a theoretical background in seismology and can be taken by a broad section of working geoscientists, including seismic interpreters, processors, and imagers as well as petroleum geologists and reservoir engineers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 3D Data Geometries
Chapter 2 Principles of Migration Using Kirchhoff’s Methods
Chapter 3 Principles of Migrations Using Wavefield-Continuation Methods
Chapter 4 Approximations of Full Prestack Migration
Chapter 5 Advanced Methods for Prestack Depth Migration
Chapter 6 Principles of Velocity Analysis
Chapter 7 Migration Velocity analysis
Chapter 8 Imaging and Aliasing
Chapter 9 Imaging and Partial Subsurface Illumination