Abstract Least squares reverse-time migration (LSRTM) is an inversion method that removes artificial images and preserves the amplitude of reflectivity sections. LSRTM has been used in reservoir exploration and processing of 4D seismic data. LSRTM is, however, a computationally costly and memory-intensive method. In this study, LSRTM in the pseudodepth domain was combined with the conjugate gradient method to reduce the computational cost while maintaining precision. The velocity field in the depth domain was transformed to the velocity field in the pseudodepth domain; thus, the total number of vertical sampling points was reduced and oversampling was avoided. Synthetic and field data were used to validate the proposed method. LSRTM in the pseudodepth domain in conjunction with the conjugate gradient method shows potential in treating field data.
This research is sponsored by The National Natural Science Fund (No. 41574098), Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (No. ZR201807080087), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 18CX02059A), the National Natural Science Fund (No. 41504100), and the national oil and gas major project (No. 2016ZX05006-002).
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. Least squares reverse-time migration in the pseudodepth domain and reservoir exploration[J]. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, 2018, 15(2): 234-239.
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