Examining cost-effective ways to model near surface complexities using high-resolution seismic data

T. A. Alkhalifah, R. Alzayer

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Accurate correction for topography and near surface complexities of surface seismic data from the Arabian Peninsula requires accurate modeling of the near surface and a proper algorithm for the correction to make use of the model. Through numerical modeling we show that a reasonably accurate shallow velocity model can be obtained from applying conventional horizon-based velocity analysis on shallow high resolution seismic data. The model proves to be effective in correcting the conventional deep seismic image using either the simple static shifts or wave-equation datuming. We also present a novel idea to acquire high resolution shallow seismic data in a cost-effective way. The novelty of the approach is in the spacing of the receivers in which v/e use conventional acquisition receiver spacing to acquire the high resolution data. A real data experiment from the Arabian Peninsula demonstrates our ability to acquire and process such data at coarser acquisition spacing.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineerseage@eage.org
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781605601557
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


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