The structure of this paper will be as follows. First, we give a brief
introduction to the present research. In particular,
motivations and potential applications of the Kirchhoff migration/inversion
method to seismic exploration and reservoir characterization are
suggested. Second, we give a very brief outline of the
mathematical and physical
theoretical concepts to give an intuitive foundation to
the overall approach.
Next, we demonstrate the technique with a synthetic
Several migration and inversion issues are examined using primary
synthetic seismograms generated from a reasonable estimate of the
true earth model at an actual field survey site. The synthetic results
serve as a control in terms of what we should and should not expect
to recover in the elastic parameter depth images obtained from the
field data. Finally, a presentation and interpretation of the field
data results will be given at a later date pending proprietary release.
Further details are in manuscript preparation
for publication and will appear in subsequent SEP reports.
Stanford Exploration Project