Anisotropic imaging with fast recovery of tilt and azimuthal angles

Herurisa Rusmanugroho, Ryan Modrak, Jeroen Tromp

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We present 3D anisotropic imaging results using transverse isotropy parameters together with tilt angle and azimuth. The resulting parameterization can be used to provide full spatial variation in the orientation of the transverse isotropy axis, or by restricting values of the two rotation angles, can be made to reduce to conventional VTI, HTI, or TTI cases. Using the new combination of parameters in an imaging procedure based on the adjoint method, we demonstrate advantages of the new approach for resolving complex anisotropic structures. With a strategy to mitigate nonlinearity, we show that spatially variable tilt angle and azimuth can be quickly recovered from a starting model without such variations. These capabilities are demonstrated through tests with a 3D model of a salt dome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4008-4012
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
StatePublished - 2015
EventSEG New Orleans Annual Meeting, SEG 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2011Oct 23 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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