3D post-stack interval velocity analysis with effective use of datuming

Moshe Reshef*, Noam Lipzer, Raanan Dafni, Evgeny Landa

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Interval velocity analysis using post-stack data has always been a desire, mainly for 3D data sets. In this study we present a method that uses the unique characteristics of migrated diffractions to enable interval velocity analysis from three-dimensional zero-offset time data. The idea is to perform a standard three-dimensional prestack depth migration on stack cubes and generate three-dimensional common image gathers that show great sensitivity to velocity errors. An efficient 'top-down' scheme for updating the velocity is used to build the model. The effectiveness of the method is related to the incorporation of wave equation based post-stack datuming in the model building process. The proposed method relies on the ability to identify diffractions along redatumed zero-offset data and to analyse their flatness in the migrated local angle domain. The method can be considered as an additional tool for a complete, prestack depth migration based interval velocity analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-28
Number of pages11
JournalGeophysical Prospecting
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • CIG
  • Datuming
  • Dip angle


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