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From Kinematic to Waveform Inversion - Where Are we and where Do we Want to Go? A Tribute to Patrick Lailly
Convenors: Florence Delprat-Jannaud (IFPEN), William Symes (Rice University), Irina Apostoiu-Marin (WesternGeco) & Bertrand Duquet (TOTAL)
Sunday 3 June, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs
After several decades of seismic inversion for velocity model determination and two decades after the “Practical Aspects of Seismic Inversion” workshop (the famous EAGE Marmousi workshop), we propose to review the main theoretical and practical problems arising in seismic inversion. This workshop will also be a tribute to Patrick Lailly who has been a pioneer in this domain.
Workshop objectives and deliverables
3D travel-time inversion has become the industry standard for velocity model determination and tremendous improvements have been achieved in this field over the past decades. Today, in the context of enhanced seismic data (broadband, large offsets, wide azimuths) along with the availability of “accurate” initial models (provided by travel-time inversion), waveform inversion seems to meet important success.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together key technical experts from oil companies, contractors and research institutions to review the main breakthroughs and the remaining difficulties for velocity model determination by means of seismic waveform inversion. Papers illustrating these points are most welcomed.
Questions to be discussed are the following:
• Do we still have to improve kinematic inversion techniques? What critical information
is required to ensure a successful waveform inversion? Can we mitigate kinematic
and waveform inversion?
• Can we trust a model constructed by waveform inversion? Can such a model be
consistent with other data we have at hand (e.g. well data, geologic information)?
• Is integration of prior information into waveform inversion as straightforward as in
reflection travel-time inversion? Where are the difficulties? Any strategy or
• Can a “smooth” model constructed by waveform inversion account for amplitude
information? Can we avoid the determination of reflectivities?
• Is the inversion result stable? What can be envisaged to stabilize the procedure?
• Presentations by invited speakers and workshop participants to review the problems
and achievements of seismic inversion in the context of seismic imaging
• Interactive group discussions to propose the way forward
• All participants are encouraged to share their experience to promote improved
understanding of all aspects of seismic inversion.
Who should attend
This workshop is designed for professionals in the oil and gas industry and in the academia, who are interested in seismic inversion:
• Earth Science Researchers
• Applied Mathematicians
Contact and abstracts
For questions about the workshop please contact the convenors.
|09:15||Ray Based Approaches for Velocity Model Building: Past Present and Future||G. Lambaré|
|10:00||Waveform Inversion Overview: Where Are We? And What Are the Challenges?||R-E. Plessix|
|10:45||Objective Functions for Full Waveform Inversion||W.Symes|
|11:45||Challenges and Value of Applying FWI to Depth Imaging Projects||L. Sirgue|
|12:15||Full-waveform Inversion Aided Depth Imaging||D. Vigh|
|13:00||Lunch and Poster Session|
A Priori Model Estimation for FWI from Constrained Kinematic Inverse Problem
|Investigating the Differential Waveform Inversion||H. Chauris|
|Integration of Dispersion Curve and Full Waveform Inversion Techniques for Onshore Velocity Model Building – Inner Mongolia Study||A. Droujinine|
|Traveltime Inversion, an Integration Tool in Complex Structures: Lessons from Case Studies in Thrust Belt Setting||A. Jardin|
|Sensitivity Analysis of Joint Diving Wave+Reflection Tomography in Anisotropic Media||J. Panizzardi|
|Kinematics Versus Amplitude|
|14:15||Wavelet Estimation and Multiple Modeling in Full-Waveform Inversion||I. Chikichev|
|14:45||Resolution in Seismic Inversion- Spectral Gap or Spectral Overlap, Which is Harder to Handle?||D. Nichols|
|15:15||Waveform Inversion Using Blocky Parameterization in the Laplace Domain||C. Shin|
|Well and Anisotropy|
|16:15||Challenges in the Full Waveform Inversion Regarding Data, Model and Optimisation||J. Virieux|
|16:45||Full Waveform Inversion by Iterative Depth Migration and Impedance Estimation Using Well Control||G. F. Margrave|