WAVE EQUATION IMAGING OF OFFSET VSP DATA

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5230
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Geoquest International Inc.
4605 Post Oak Place, Suite 130, Houston, TX, 77027
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Donal0 E. Larson
Title: Senior V.p.
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
A PROPOSED METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE IN DEPTH OF A GEOLOGIC CROSS-SECTION FROM OFFSET VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILE (VSP) DATA WILL BE TESTED AND EVALUATED. THE PROPOSED METHOD USES WAVE EQUATION MIGRATION TECHNOLOGY COUPLED WITH A NEW IMAGING METHOD TO GENERATE THE IMAGE. THIS ELIMINATESTHE NEED FOR RAY TRACING AND ALLOWS FOR MORE COMPLEX VELOCITY MODELS THAN DO PRESENT METHODS. THE METHOD WILL BEIMPLEMENTED IN COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND TESTED USING SYNTHETIC DATA. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE METHOD AND TO EXPLORE ITS LIMITATIONS.

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