Marchenko imaging of both vertical and horizontal interfaces using VSP data

Lomas, Angus (University of Edinburgh) | Singh, Satyan (University of Edinburgh) | Curtis, Andrew (University of Edinburgh)


The Marchenko method allows seismic images to be constructed with reduced artifact contamination due to internal multiples. In this article we apply the method to a synthetic subsurface model containing vertical and horizontal features. We show that standard Marchenko methods fail to reconstruct wavefield components caused by vertical interfaces. We present a new way to incorporate VSP data into the Marchenko method that produces accurate subsurface images, even of vertical interfaces.

Presentation Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Start Time: 1:50:00 PM

Location: 211A (Anaheim Convention Center)

Presentation Type: Oral