Scandoil  

Full Waveform Inversion: Expanding the Possibilities


Published Nov 20, 2014
Full Waveform Inversion (FWI)

Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) is now a well-established tool in the velocity model building process, having evolved from a specialist academic technique into a mainstream production tool. Continued research and development further increase its capabilities and uses, bringing benefits to other aspects of seismic processing and imaging.

One area of clear progress relates directly to frequency content. The maximum frequency used in current projects may be 1 or even 2 octaves higher than just a couple of years ago. Several factors are responsible for this improvement: valuable experience has been gained from using FWI on many projects of varying acquisition type and data quality; upgrades to the FWI algorithm use a more accurate wave equation and propagation engine; reduced memory and CPU requirements coupled with significantly greater compute power; and greater accuracy of initial models input to FWI.

Tags: Full Waveform Inversion (FWI)




Advertisment:

Add a Comment to this Article

Please be civil. Job and promotion will not be added into the comment page.

(Use Markdown for formatting.)

This question helps prevent spam:

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font
Top Stories

 

 

 

 


 


RSS

RSS
Newsletter
Newsletter
Mobile News
Mobile news

Computer
Our news on
your website


Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter

Contact
Contact
Tips
Do you have any
tips to us
Stats

 

sitemap xml