Better imaging the hydrocarbon reservoir using Q-compensated reverse-time migration

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Abstract

I present an application of Q-compensated reverse-time migration to the crosswell seismic field data from west Texas. A key feature of Q-RTM algorithm is the restoration of the high frequencies (in amplitude and phase) in the wavefield, thus resulting in an improved stack of source gathers. I found that the Q-compensated reverse-time migration imaging is able to provide an improved reflection image with many high-resolution details about geological layers and structures. For instance, the lateral and vertical extent and the internal features of the reservoir pay zone can be clearly determined in the Q-RTM image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015
Subtitle of host publicationEarth Science for Energy and Environment
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
Pages4337-4341
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806627
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 1 2015Jun 4 2015

Publication series

Name77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment

Other

Other77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/1/156/4/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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Zhu, T. (2015). Better imaging the hydrocarbon reservoir using Q-compensated reverse-time migration. In 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment (pp. 4337-4341). (77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment). European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201413253