The ability of the seismic data analyst invariably is as important as the effectiveness of the algorithms in determining the quality of the final product from data processing. method. The owner must notify tenants in writing per HCIDLA regulations. (f) combining the datumized wavefields from steps (d) and (e). In U.S. patent 4,943,950, issued July 24, 1990, and assigned to the assignee of this invention, Beasley et al. By using redundancy in CMP recording, stacking can attenuate uncorrelated noise significantly, thereby increasing the S/N ratio (Figure I-3). B1, Free format text: The right hand limbs of the hyperbolas appear to be slightly overbalanced to the right. We also use partner advertising cookies to deliver targeted, geophysics-related advertising to you; these cookies are not added without your direct consent. When the output is not self-evident, this uncertainty often can be traced to the imprecision of the velocity information available for input to the migration program. The report will be updated if any results change. The problem with deconvolution is that the accuracy of its output may not always be self-evident unless it can be compared with well data. Seismic data are expected to be in SEG-Y format. analysis, for interpretation, for correction, Effecting static or dynamic corrections on records, e.g. The next three sections are devoted to the three principal processes — deconvolution, CMP stacking, and migration. B. Encoder-Decoder N etworks Based Seismic Inver sion. translation: binary data reading/translation of native binary formats (optional RINEX file creation for OBS, NAV, and/or MET files or optional creation of … 11, 1 November 1992, pages 1435-1443, XP000325077 BEASLEY C ET AL: ", GEOPHYSICS, vol. Priyana Rajbhandari. correcting spread; Correlating seismic signals; Eliminating effects of unwanted energy, Effecting static or dynamic corrections; Stacking, Details of seismic processing or analysis, Corrections or adjustments related to wave propagation, GEOPHYSICS, vol. Note that the primaries have been flattened and the multiples have been undercorrected after NMO correction. LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT. Techniques to attenuate coherent linear noise exploit the linearity in the frequency-wavenumber and slant-stack domains. A variant of seismic reflection used at the surface of water bodies is subbottom profiling or imaging. Classification, Clustering . The vertical coordinate is, of course, depth while the horizontal coordinate is lateral distance, both being measured in meters. In marine operations, the water layer forms a low velocity layer over an irregular sea floor as earlier discussed. ... Estimation of the fundamental period of the structure within the Code for the calculation of seismic loading dialogue box (General data > Select “with seismic loading” from the “Loads” section > select one of the previously indicated codes). Unlike marine seismic data, land seismic data has to be corrected for the elevation differences between the shot and receiver locations. The next three sections are devoted to the three principal processes — deconvolution, CMP stacking, and migration. Statics are big challenges for the processing of deep reflection seismic data. Many geophysical surveys involve arrays of transducer that are spatially distributed over an area rather than along a single line. The main reason for this is that our model for deconvolution is nondeterministic in character. Even when starting with the same raw data, the result of processing by one organization seems to be different from that of another organization. Learn more. Noise in Marine Seismics 4. ), Figure I-8 Three CMP gathers before (left) and after (right) NMO correction. As a result, multiple energy has been attenuated on the stacked section (center) relative to primary energy. method is confined to the use of a finite difference migration algorithm. The process of the preferred embodiment to be disclosed on the other hand involves forward-modeling or upward continuation in the presence of a zero velocity volume beneath the recording surface. The small amount of noise is due to minor limitations that are inherent in the finite-difference method that was used here for the modeling process. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein step (a) is vertical time-shifting. The data in Figure 1.5-5 have been corrected for geometric spreading using a t 2 scaling function. Techniques to attenuate random noise exploit part of the signal uncorrelated from trace to trace. The method according to claim 7, wherein DMO is carried out after steps (a) through (c) and stacking. The effect of an irregular water thickness is removed by replacing the constant water velocity of 1500 m/s with a replacement velocity characteristic of the rocks beneath the water bottom. The Fourier transform constitutes the foundation of much of the digital signal processing applied to seismic data. The example shown in Figure I-12 rigorously demonstrates how implementational differences in processing algorithms and differences in the analyst’s skills can influence results of processing. 51, no. For example, all the contractors have applied residual statics corrections in generating the sections in Figure I-12. Following the seminal model of Kolsky (1953), this absorption alters the wave by attenuation of its energy The number of steps, the order in which they are applied, and the parameters used for each program vary from area to area, from dataset to dataset, and from processor to processor. Various aspects of the anelastic attenuation of seismic data are investigated in this thesis, including modeling, measurement, and correction using Gabor deconvolution. Traditionally, to correct for surface topography, a horizontal datum is established, usually at an elevation above the tallest topographic feature. There is a fundamental problem with seismic data processing. The replacement velocity may be selected as an extension of the near-surface velocity function characteristic of the region under study. submarine canyons: velocity replacement by wave-equation datuming before stack, THE ZERO-VELOCITY LAYER: MIGRATION FROM IRREGULAR SURFACES, EFFICIENT MIGRATION THROUGH COMPLEX WATER-BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, Method for datumizing seismic data by forward modeling, Method for deforming a seismic image for improved interpretation, Automatic optimization method for undulating surface observation system, Seismic imaging using wave equation extrapolation, Semi-recursive imaging under complex velocity structures, Dynamic datumming for land and marine multicomponent seismic data processing, Method for processing borehole seismic data, Determining acceptability of sensor locations used to perform a seismic survey, Integration of geomechanics and seismic analysis for passive seismic feasibility analysis, Three-dimensional terrain correcting method for magnetic surface, Method for enhancing recorded marine seismic reflection signals having undulating water bottom distortions, Method for seismic trace interpolation using a forward and backward application of wave equation datuming, Seismic image deformation method for improved interpretation, A kind of method to relief surface observing system Automatic Optimal, Distribution of magma beneath the East Pacific Rise between the Clipperton transform and the 9 17′ N Deval from forward modeling of common depth point data, Modelling strategies and model assessment for wide-angle seismic traveltime data, Kirchhoff integral extrapolation and migration of nonplanar data, Two-dimensional and three-dimensional migration of model-experiment reflection profiles, Flooding the topography: Wave-equation datuming of land data with rugged acquisition topography, Method of generating seismic wavelets using seismic range equation, Seismic migration using offset checkshot data, Tomostatics: Turning-ray tomography+ static corrections, System for estimating azimuthal variations in seismic data, Seismic velocity update for anisotropic depth migration, Method for compensating mild lateral velocity variations in pre-stack time migration in the frequency-wave number domain, Method for spectral balancing offset seismic data, System for attenuation of water bottom multiples in seismic data recorded by pressure sensors and particle motion sensors, Sub-salt reflection tomography and imaging by walkaway vsp survey, Crustal-scale structure of the South Caspian Basin revealed by deep seismic reflection profiling, Seismic analysis using post-imaging seismic anisotropy corrections, Imaging complex structures with semirecursive Kirchhoff migration, Method of removing records of multiple reflection events from seismic data, Horizon-based residual depth migration velocity analysis, Seismic processing with general non-hyperbolic travel-time corrections, Lapsed in a contracting state [announced via postgrant information from national office to epo], Nl: lapsed or annulled due to failure to fulfill the requirements of art. Schlumberger has a long-standing HSE commitment to the highest standards for the health and safety of our employees, customers, and contractors as well as to the protection of the environment in the communities in which we live and work. Figure I-9 A portion of a CMP-stacked section (a) before, and (b) after residual statics corrections. 6. Your datasets will also be searchable on Mendeley Data Search, which includes nearly 11 million indexed datasets. Depiction of receiver motion after seismic source shot (left) and corresponding time-variant receiver motion correction filter (right) to be applied to seismic data compensating for forward motion of the vessel. (a) selecting a preferred replacement velocity; (b) time-shifting said seismic data in proportion to the difference in elevation between said first and second elevations divided by said replacement velocity; (c) forward-modeling said time-shifted seismic data below said first elevation using a modeling velocity substantially equal to zero; (d) forward-modeling said time-shifted seismic data between said first and second elevations using a modeling velocity equal to said selected replacement velocity. Deconvolution often improves temporal resolution by collapsing the seismic wavelet to approximately a spike and suppressing reverberations on some field data (Figure I-7). A method according to claim 2, or any one of claims 3 to 9 when appended to claim 2, for datumizing seismic wavefields received by an array of transducers that are spatially distributed in an area over a recording surface providing the first elevation, the wavefields originating from within a subsurface rock formation. 69415875, Country of ref document: Between the surface and the datum, the wavefields are upwardly modeled using the replacement velocity. In accordance with one aspect of this invention, surface-recorded data are projected upwards to a datum using a preselected replacement velocity that is assumed to characterize the space between the surface and the datum, it being assumed that a zero-velocity earth volume exists beneath the surface; a preselected modeling operator is then used to extrapolate the data to the overlying datum. The products are proudly manufactured in HPS' facility in Leeds, Alabama. Processing can be hazardous if artifacts overpower the intended action of the program. ; Goal Petroleum Plc. 2. s(t)=w(t) r(t): (2) After reviewing the fundamentals of signal processing, studying the three principal processes — deconvolution, CMP stacking and migration, and reviewing dipmoveout correction and the noise and multiple attenuation techniques, we then move on to processing of 3-D seismic data. Innovative techniques are generating a strong interest, especially in terms of multi-level approaches and solution optimizations. Fundamentals in Data Processing 5. There are also examples of poor processing using good software. Priyana Rajbhandari. In Figures 1 and 2 of the accompanying drawings, the ordinate is depth and the abscissa is transducer offset. (Data courtesy British Petroleum Development, Ltd.; Carless Exploration Ltd.; Clyde Petroleum Plc. Devonian reefs form a disconformity with respect to the underlying Silurian formation. Seismic Data Acquisition. This results for larger offets in a stretching of the data and an artificial increase of the wavelength occurs. Lecture 23 april29 static correction 1. A method according to claim 1, 2 or 3, wherein the second elevation is horizontal. Variations in the method will be developed by those skilled in the art but which will fall within the scope and spirit of the disclosure. In 2008, USCO was acquired by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) and relocated to our Leeds, Alabama facility. An arbitrary datum plane 36 is established at + 1000 meters. Following NMO correction, DMO correction is applied to data so as to preserve events with conflicting dips during stacking. A method according to claim 1, wherein the second elevation is higher than the first. The apices 38', 40' and 42' of the time-shifted hyperbolas have been pushed down by 0.5 second because of the 500-meter upward extrapolation to the datum above the apices. Conflicting dips with different stacking velocities often are associated with fault blocks and salt flanks. Therefore, any migration attempt at this point would clearly result in gross overmigration as shown by envelopes 44, 46 and 48 in Figure 7. These conflicting events are otherwise attenuated by conventional stacking. The corrections usually are in the form of vertical traveltime shifts to a flat datum level (statics corrections). Traditionally, normal moveout correction involves labour-intensive picking of stacking velocities, while static corrections can be, by some techniques, performed automatically. By referring to the field data examples, we examine characteristics of the seismic signal — primary reflections from layer boundaries and random and coherent noise such as multiple reflections, reverberations, linear noise associated with guided waves and point scatterers. A common static correction is the weathering correction, which compensates for a layer of low seismic velocity material near the surface of the Earth. If your new or existing Anthem, Paradigm, or MartinLogan product is ARC or PBK enabled*, you can experience a new level of room correction technology and convenience by downloading ARC Genesis software. ), Figure I-12 A seismic line processed by six different contractors. Learn where seismic cable sway bracing is needed and how to install it. By way of example but not by way of limitation, this disclosure will be narrated in terms of seismic exploration geophysics but the basic concepts apply equally well to other geophysical studies such as potential field or electromagnetic measurements. Migration of a DMO stack then yields an improved image of fault blocks (Figure I-11) and salt flanks (Figure I-1). 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