A Practical Understanding of Inversion for Exploration Geophysics
by John Bancroft
Duration: Two days
Intended Audience: All levels
Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education Required): This course is designed to be followed by anyone with a broad knowledge of seismic processing. Basic knowledge of linear algebra will be an advantage, but is not necessary. Most of the principles will be presented with extensive illustrations.
The course will identify what is meant by inversion and review the fundamentals of linear algebra with a visual emphasis on inversion techniques. The various applications of inversion follow: such as deconvolution, surface consistent methods, tomography, least-squares-migration (LSM), seismic inversion, and full waveform inversion (FWI).
At the end of the course the participants will be able to identify and then communicate effectively with authority on the various inversion processes that are used in geophysics. Sufficient material is included as primers for those who desire to pursue and implement the various method of inversion.
At the end of the course the participants will be able to