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A Frequency-domain Seismic Modeling Engine for 3D Visco-acoustic VTI Full Waveform Inversion of Fixed-spread Data

Stéphane Operto
Romain Brossier
Laure Combe
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Alessandra Ribodetti
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Jean Virieux
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Abstract

Frequency-domain full waveform inversion (FWI) of fixed-spread data can be limited to a few discrete frequencies thanks to the redundant control of frequency and scattering angle on the wavenumber coverage. In this framework, 3D finite-difference frequency-domain seismic modeling can be efficiently performed for multiple sources in the visco-acoustic approximation with sparse direct solver. We extend the so-called mixed-grid finite-difference stencil to account for vertical transverse isotropy in visco-acoustic frequency-domain seismic modeling without extra computational cost. The VTI acoustic wave equation is recast as a fourth-order wave equation, which can be decomposed into an elliptic wave equation and an anelliptic term. The discretization of this equation only requires a straightforward adaptation of the existing isotropic stencil. A discretization rule of 4 grid points per minimum wavelength, which is suitable for FWI applications, is used for frequency-domain seismic modeling. We validate our finite-difference frequency-domain method against a finite-difference time-domain method using a smooth VTI acoustic model of the Valhall oil field. Comparison between the real and modeled data for the 7-Hz frequency suggests that our method can provide a suitable modeling engine to perform multi-parameter FWI of fixed-spread data in visco-acoustic VTI media.
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hal-01888470 , version 1 (05-10-2018)

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Stéphane Operto, Romain Brossier, Laure Combe, Ludovic Métivier, Alessandra Ribodetti, et al.. A Frequency-domain Seismic Modeling Engine for 3D Visco-acoustic VTI Full Waveform Inversion of Fixed-spread Data. 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014, Jun 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ⟨10.3997/2214-4609.20141526⟩. ⟨hal-01888470⟩
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