Seismic inversion: What it is, and what it is not

E. Landa, S. Treitel, V. A. Tcheverda

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Abstract

Seismic inversion is an ill-posed problem. All currently used inversion algorithms are at best approximations. As a result, we face the problem that many models of the subsurface give raise to synthetic data, all of which fit the data within a given measure of error. It is the job of the experienced seismic interpreter to choose among this set of well-fitting models those that are geologically most plausible, given the interpreter's experience and prior geological knowledge of the area being explored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding the Harmony of the Earth's Resources Through Integration of Geosciences
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
Pages89-93
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510822498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition: Understanding the Harmony of the Earth's Resources Through Integration of Geosciences - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 11 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

Publication series

Name7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition: Understanding the Harmony of the Earth's Resources Through Integration of Geosciences

Conference

Conference7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition: Understanding the Harmony of the Earth's Resources Through Integration of Geosciences
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg
Period11.04.201614.04.2016

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