Application of seismic boundary-preserving constrained inversion for delineating reservoir body

Tieyuan Zhu, Jerry M. Harris

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Abstract

Delineating reservoir units is still a challenge for seismic studies. In this paper, we propose to use seismic crosswell inversion with a new boundary-preserving constraint for delineating the ambiguous geometry of a reservoir. The advantage of boundary-preserving constrained inversion is to preserve the geologic boundary of target reservoir. Firstly, we use synthetic examples to verify the methodology in comparison with those of conventional smoothly constrained inversion. Then we apply this boundary-preserving inversion method to field data. We found that the boundary preserving constraints improve image quality by preserving the expected boundaries - top and base of reservoir.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG 2013
Subtitle of host publicationExpanding Geophysical Frontiers
PublisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists
Pages562-566
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781629931883
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 83rd Annual Meeting: Expanding Geophysical Frontiers, SEG 2013 - Houston, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2013Sep 27 2013

Publication series

NameSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG 2013: Expanding Geophysical Frontiers

Other

OtherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 83rd Annual Meeting: Expanding Geophysical Frontiers, SEG 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period9/22/139/27/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics

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    Zhu, T., & Harris, J. M. (2013). Application of seismic boundary-preserving constrained inversion for delineating reservoir body. In Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG 2013: Expanding Geophysical Frontiers (pp. 562-566). (Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG 2013: Expanding Geophysical Frontiers). Society of Exploration Geophysicists. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2013-0695.1