Full Waveform Inversion
by Mrinal K. Sen
Duration: One to two days
Intended Audience: Entry and intermediate levels
Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education Required): The course is designed to be followed by anyone with some background in seismic processing including imaging. Basic understanding of the physics of wave propagation is required.
This course is designed for technical personnel of the oil and gas industry who are engaged or expected to be involved in seismic processing and interpretation aimed at seismic reservoir characterization using seismic, well log and petrophysical data. Seismic Inversion plays an important role in building reservoir models by integration of different data types.
The course will begin with a comprehensive review of elastic wave propagation which is fundamental to understanding inversion algorithms and results. Several pre-stack and post-stack inversion methods will be reviewed. Theory and application of 1D full waveform inversion for reservoir properly estimation will be discussed. Finally the principles of 2D/3D full waveform inversion will be reviewed.
At the end of the course the student will be able to
Students will experience lecture on theory and application, discussion of flowcharts, seismic images and inversion results. Course participants will receive course notes.