Technical Paper: Application of Steering Filters to Localized Anisotropic Tomography with Well Data

Society: SEG
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Presentation Date: 2010

Estimation of anisotropic parameters for depth models requires some type of joint inversion of seismic and borehole data. We demonstrate that conventional grid reflection tomography can be adapted to simultaneously invert for all parameters of a local 3D anisotropic model. Success requires three key ingredients: jointly invert seismic and well data, localize tomography to a small volume around the borehole, and steer the updates along seismic horizons with steering filters. We describe steering filters and demonstrate 3D anisotropic tomography regularized with steering-filter preconditioners on a synthetic data set.

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