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TOMO3D - A New 3-D Joint Refraction and Reflection Travel-time Tomography Code for Active-source Seismic DataNormal access

Authors: A. Meléndez, J. Korenaga, V. Sallarčs and C.R. Ranero
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: Anisotropic Velocity Update
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20130372
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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TOMO3D is a code for three-dimensional refraction and reflection travel-time tomography of wide-angle seismic data that inverts for the velocity field and the geometry of a reflector. Ray tracing is performed by a hybrid method combining the graph and bending methods, and the inversion is iteratively solved using an LSQR algorithm. We present a series of benchmark tests with synthetic data for the forward and inverse problems, as well as other more complex tests comparing inversions with refraction travel times only (i.e. first arrivals) to others with refraction and reflection travel times. The combination of refraction and reflection data increases ray coverage and thus velocity resolution, while allowing the determination of major geological interfaces, and reducing the velocity-depth trade-off.

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