Cyclic 1D matching of time-lapse seismic data sets: A case study of the Norne Field |

This implementation utilizes correlation gates and lags of varying sizes and an acceptance criterion based on the relative values of the cross-correlation peaks. To first capture the low-frequency, high-amplitude displacements, this iterative procedure starts with large correlation gates and lags. The correlation gates and lags are then decreased as a function of iteration. Displacement estimates are filtered based on the displacement size and cross-correlation peak. For each iteration, the results (shifted image(s) and accumulated displacements) from one direction (e.g. vertical) are the inputs to the next direction (e.g. in-line). For each direction, shifts are accumulated after interpolating the image and displacement components from the previous step. Algoirthm 3 summarizes this procedure.

The estimated displacements are used to align the baseline and monitor data sets prior to time-lapse image computation.
They are also useful for estimating velocity and geomechanical changes.

Cyclic 1D matching of time-lapse seismic data sets: A case study of the Norne Field |

2010-05-19