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Center for Wave Phenomena

Consortium Project on Seismic Inverse Methods for Complex Structures
2015 Project Review Meeting
May 11-13, 2015
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

 

 

The Center for Wave Phenomena welcomes all Consortium sponsor representatives to the 31st annual Project Review meeting of the Consortium Project on Seismic Inverse Methods for Complex Structures. CWP gratefully gratefully acknowledges all Consortium sponsors (listed below in alphabetical order) whose generous support makes this meeting possible. Click on any icon to view additional information about Consortium sponsor companies:

Aramco BG Group BGPInc BHPBilliton BPAmerica cgg chevron

SinopecCimarex conocophillipseni DrillingInfo

eni exxonmobil Halliburton/Landmark hess ikon Science IMP

iongeophysicalJOGMECmarathon nexenparadigmPGS petrobras repsol shell statoil

TGS total Tullow Oilwesterngeco

 

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CWP research compilations and other publications


Monday, May 11 - CWP Tutorial

Time

Presenter

Presentation

Description

13:00

John Anderson

John Anderson

ExxonMobil Upstream Research

Seismic simulation for imaging and FWI

A seismic simulator tuned for imaging and/or full waveform inversion (FWI) needs to honor many requirements. Shorter-term FWI products typically emphasize improving acoustic velocity models for higher-resolution high-end imaging. Longer-term FWI research hopes to unlock the ultimate potential of seismic data by solving for more parameters tied to the rock physics associated with subsurface earth models, while utilizing more types of input data as constraints to ensure an accurate solution. Many of the different requirements associated with a seismic simulator can be identified and described in terms of physics, geologic regime, numerical methods, inversion engine interface, computer science, and operational objectives. In practice, increasing the level of physics results in a more complicated computer code that runs longer to do a simulation and that requires a more knowledgeable user who can understand and input all of the necessary parameters. This tutorial will discuss the basic physics of waveform simulation including some of the tradeoffs involved in the applications we run today and hope to run in the future.

 

17:00 - 19:00

 

CWP Welcome Reception
Mines Geology Museum

 

 

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Tuesday, May 12 sessions

07:00 - 08:00

Breakfast
Friedhoff Hall

Time

Presenter

Presentation

Video recording CWP research report

Submitted abstracts

08:00 paul Paul Sava Welcome and opening remarks
08:15 Daniel Daniel Rocha, Jr.

Acoustic wavefield imaging using the energy norm

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Video recording

 

CWP-831 SEG N/A

08:45

Hui Hui Wang Anisotropic wavefield tomography with model constraints

Video recording

CWP-834 N/A N/A
09:15 esteban Esteban Díaz Pantin Data-domain wavefield tomography using local correlations

Video recording

CWP-833 SEG N/A

09:45 - 10:15


Refreshment break
10:15 Yogesh Yogesh Arora Separation of diffracted waves in TI media

Video recording

CWP-829 SEG N/A
10:45 Sonali Sonali Pattnaik FWI with reflected waves for acoustic VTI media

Video recording

N/A N/A N/A
11:00 Tong Tong Bai Time-domain FD modeling for attenuative anisotropic media

Video recording

CWP-840 SEG N/A
11:30 Vladimir Vladimir Li Analysis of RTM extended images for VTI media

Video recording

CWP-828 SEG N/A

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch
Friedhoff Hall

Time

Presenter

Presentation

Video recording CWP research report

Submitted abstracts

13:00 xinming Xinming Wu 3D seismic image processing for faults

Video recording

CWP-838 SEG N/A
13:30 elias Elias Arias Estimating seismic reflection slopes

Video recording

N/A N/A N/A
14:00 Chris Chris Graziano Wavelets and warping PS seismic images

Video recording

N/A N/A N/A
14:30 Tariq Alkhalifah

Full model wavenumber inversion (FMWI)
Tariq Alkhalifah

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

15:00 - 15:30


Refreshment break
15:30 Daniel Daniel Rocha, Jr. Elastic wavefield imaging using the energy norm

Video recording

CWP-832 SEG N/A
16:00 yuting Yuting Duan Elastic wavefield tomography with physical constraints

Video recording

CWP-836 SEG N/A
16:30 Paul Sava Paul Sava

Comet Radar Explorer

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Video recording

N/A N/A N/A

17:00 - 19:00


Reception and concert by DuoClassica

Friedhoff Hall 1

 

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Wednesday, May 13 sessions

07:00 - 08:00

Breakfast
Friedhoff Hall

Time

Presenter

Presentation

Video recording CWP research report

Submitted abstracts

08:00 Loralee Loralee Wheeler (currently Chevron Energy Technology) Automatic and simultaneous correlation of multiple well logs

Video recording

N/A N/A N/A
08:30 xinming Xinming Wu Moving faults while unfaulting 3D seismic images

Video recording

CWP-839 SEG N/A
09:00 nishant Nishant Kamath Elastic full-waveform inversion: Application to a VTI model from Valhall field

Video recording

CWP-835 SEG N/A
09:30 oscar Oscar Jarillo Michel Waveform inversion for microseismic source parameters: Synthetic and field-data applications

Video recording

CWP-837 SEG EAGE

10:00 - 10:30


Refreshment break
10:30 Vladimir Vladimir Li Gradient calculation for wavefield tomography in acoustic VTI media

Video recording

N/A N/A N/A
11:00 yuting Yuting Duan Reverse-time migration with converted waves

Video recording

CWP-830 N/A N/A
11:30 esteban Esteban Díaz Pantin CIP wavefield tomography with illumination compensation

Video recording

N/A N/A EAGE

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch
Friedhoff Hall

Time

Presenter

Presentation

Video recording CWP research report

Submitted abstracts

13:00 Roel Roel Snieder Who needs a model when there is the Green's function?

Video recording

N/A N/A

EAGE

13:30 Satyan Satyan Singh Marchenko imaging: Incorporating free-surface multiples

Video recording

CWP-827 SEG N/A
14:00 Guillaume Caumon

Should subsurface interpretations be deterministic? The example of 3D geological structures
Guillaume Caumon

Université de Lorraine

Video recording

14:30 - 15:00


Refreshment break
15:00 Thomas Cullison

Evolution of an industrial seismic processing system
Thomas Cullison
Hess Corporation

15:30 Jeff Emanuel

Scripting in research, development and products
Jeff Emanuel

Drillinginfo, Inc.

16:00 Chuck Mosher

High-performance team programming with Java
Chuck Mosher
ConocoPhillips

16:30 - 17:00


Refreshment break
17:00 Jon Sheiman

Research programming in an industrial batch seismic processing system: Why and how?
Jon Sheiman
Shell International Exploration and Production

17:30 dave

Where not done, compute
Dave Hale
Center for Wave Phenomena

Video recording

18:00 -
end

Buffet dinner
Friedhoff Hall

 

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CWP theses, research reports and brochures (May 2014 - May 2015)

Author(s)

CWP Report number

Title

Notes

Thomas E. Blum, et al N/A Scatterer characterization from correlated surface wave coda Expanded abstract submitted to 2015 EAGE Annual Meeting
Allison Knaak and Roel Snieder CWP-843 Error propagation with synthetic aperture for CSEM CWP research report in 2015 Project Review Book
Roel Snieder and Christoph Sens-Schönfelder CWP-842 Elastic waves as a Foucault pendulum? CWP research report in 2015 Project Review Book
Roel Snieder and Christoph Sens-Schönfelder CWP-841 Seismic interferometry and stationary phase at caustics CWP research report in 2015 Project Review Book
Loralee Wheeler, MS CWP-826 Automatic and simultaneous correlation of multiple well logs

MS thesis, defended
April 8, 2015

Oscar Jarillo Michel, MS CWP-825 Estimation of microseismic source parameters by anisotropic waveform inversion

MS thesis, defended February 6, 2015

Allison Knaak, PhD CWP-824 3D synthetic aperture for controlled-source electromagnetics

PhD thesis, defended December 5, 2014

Chinaemerem Kanu, PhD CWP-823 Time-lapse monitoring of localized changes within heterogeneous media with scattered waves

PhD thesis, defended December 5, 2014

Simon Luo, PhD CWP-822 Improved methods of reflection seismic data processing for velocity estimation, imaging and interpretation

PhD thesis, defended November 6, 2014

Farhad Bazargani, PhD CWP-821 Optimal wave focusing for seismic source imaging

PhD thesis, defended
August 29, 2014

Detchai Ittharat, MS CWP-820 3D radio reflection imaging of asteroid interiors

MS thesis, defended
May 1, 2014

N/A N/A CWP Faculty, Students and Staff Booklet - Spring 2015  
N/A N/A CWP One-Page Flyer  
N/A N/A CWP Newsletter 2014-2015  

 

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CWP guest presenter profiles (in meeting chronological order)

Tijmen Jan Moser

John E. Anderson

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

John E. Anderson is a Senior Research Associate for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in Houston, Texas. John has worked on seismic simulation and waveform inversion and has served on the management and numerical design committees for SEAM Phase 1, the SEG Advanced Modeling project. John was a 2010 winner of the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company President's Lifetime Innovation, Creativity and Excellence Award and has several patents to his credit. He has 38 years of industry experience, including 27 at ExxonMobil. He received his BS in physics from the University of Oklahoma, MS in physics from Baylor University, and PhD in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Tariq Alkhalifah

Tariq Alkhalifah

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Tariq Alkhalifah is a professor of geophysics in the division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST). He assumed his duties there in June 2009. Prior to joining KAUST, Tariq was a research professor and director of the Oil and Gas Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST). From 1996 to 1998, Tariq served as a postdoctoral researcher for the Stanford Exploration Project at Stanford University. He received the J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in 1998 and the Conrad Schlumberger Award from the European Association for Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) in 2003. Tariq received his doctoral degree in geophysics (1997) and Master's degree (1993) in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He holds a Bachelor's degree (1988) in geophysics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Saudi Arabia.

 

Guillaume Caumon

Guillaume Caumon

Université de Lorraine

Guillaume Caumon is a Professor at the Université de Lorraine, in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, where he teaches 3D modeling, programming, geostatistics and field classes. Guillaume is doing research on 3D subsurface modeling and geostatistics at the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques in the Gocad Research Group, a multidisciplinary team of researchers defining new approaches to build and update 3D subsurface models accounting for available data. His research interests include: numerical modeling, processing and visualization of geological objects in the face of uncertainty. Since 2012, Guillaume has been the Deputy Editor of Mathematical Geosciences, an international journal concerned with all aspects of mathematics and modeling in quantitative geosciences.

 

Thomas Cullison

Thomas Cullison

Hess Corporation

Thomas Cullison is a geophysicist and computer scientist with Hess Corporation. Currently, he works in the Technology & Excellence group at Hess developing HPC applications for seismic imaging and seismic data processing algorithms. Thomas was both an undergraduate and graduate of the Colorado School of Mines. As an undergraduate, he double majored in geophysical engineering and computer science, and as a graduate, he finished a MS in mathematical and computer science. He is also a former student of the Center for Wave Phenomena.

Jeff Emanuel

Jeff Emanuel

Drillinginfo, Inc.

Presenter profile not available.

 

Chuck Mosher

Charles C. Mosher

ConocoPhillips

Charles C. (Chuck) Mosher received his BS (1978), MS (1979), and PhD (1980) degrees in Geophysics from the University of Minnesota. From 1980 to 2000, he was employed by ARCO Oil and Gas Company, where he held research and management positions in the Geophysical Research and Information Technology departments. From 2000 to 2003, Chuck worked for Chevron Technology Corporation as a research geophysicist. Since 2003, Chuck has been employed by ConocoPhillips, where he is currently a Geoscience Fellow in the Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering organization. In his present position, Chuck is responsible for assuring the technical quality of research and technical service projects involving Geophysical Technology at ConocoPhillips. Throughout his career in the oil and gas industry, Chuck has been actively involved in the development of processing and imaging technologies, including Radon transform multiple suppression, amplitude preserving migration for AVO, and wavelet transform techniques for processing and imaging. Chuck's current research interests include fine scale forward seismic modeling, seismic data processing, seismic imaging, and compressive sensing.

Jon Sheiman

Jon Sheiman

Shell International Exploration and Production

Jon Sheiman is currently a partly retired research geophysicist with Shell. In his 33-year career (all with Shell in Houston, New Orleans, and the Netherlands), he has worked on many aspects of seismic data processing, including: imaging, multiple attenuation, multicomponent data, and high resolution data acquisition and processing. In his youth, Jon was a theoretical particle physicist, working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

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