Geological RIP allows us to incorporate a geological idea of what the model should look like into the inversion problem. I have picked several reflectors in the migration result (Figure ) and used them to create a steering filter that is used to regularize the model along with the geophysical regularization.
The result of 6 iterations of geological RIP using the reflectors from Figure can be seen in Figure . Once again, the migration result is displayed on top and the inversion result is displayed on the bottom. It can also be compared to the geophysical RIP result in Figure , which shows the same common ray parameter section and common image gather. The geological RIP result has even fewer artifacts than the geophysical RIP result and shows more reflector continuity in the shadow zones. However, the faults are less defined in the geological RIP result.