Marchenko Imaging with internal multiple reflections

November 4th, 2015

O Capítulo Estudantil da SEG em Campinas promove a palestra de Joost Van Der Neut, pós-doc na Delft University of Technology, Holanda.

A palestra será no dia 06/11/2015, 15h, na sala 323 do IMECC / Unicamp.

VIII Workshop de Petróleo da UNICAMP

September 11th, 2015

O Capítulo Estudantil SPE UNICAMP realizará o VIII Workshop de Petróleo da UNICAMP, no período de 05 à 08 de outubro de 2015, no Auditório ID2 da Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica.

O evento contará com a presença de diversas empresas da área de óleo e gás.

Seismic bandwidth extension and resolution improvement: What works

August 10th, 2015

O Capítulo Estudantil da SEG em Campinas promove a palestra de Sergio Chávez-Pérez, do Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP), no México.

A palestra será no dia 25/08/2015, 14h, no Auditório do IMECC / Unicamp.


From the standpoint of an exploration seismologist, one of the main topics of interest is seismic resolution. We all want to improve resolution by using techniques for bandwidth extension, and we tend to conclude that the apparent frequency enhancement leads to the desired resolution improvement. This lecture outlines examples of what works in current methods of frequency enhancement during acquisition, data conditioning, processing, reprocessing, advanced imaging, and postprocessing.

Standard validation of bandwidth-extension techniques is made through correlation with synthetic seismograms obtained from well-log data and tying to wells. This method is a common practice, but it is not good enough for inquiring minds because synthetic seismograms are based only on one-dimensional models and neglect the positioning and lateral changes that also need to be resolved.

I will argue that fast and easy ways of performing postprocessing frequency enhancement do not necessarily imply or much less guarantee resolution improvement. This argument is drawn from experiences with postprocessing frequency-enhancement tests that used onshore and offshore seismic data sets as well as canonical examples of analyzing simple tuning effects using synthetic seismograms.

The emphasis of the presentation is on oil and gas exploration seismology, but researchers, practitioners, and students in geology, petroleum engineering, near-surface geophysics, and earthquake seismology might also find the lecture useful.