The Usage of Grid-Characteristic Method in Seismic Migration Problems

  • Vasily I. GolubevEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 133)


This work is devoted to the numerical solution of the inverse problem of seismic survey process – migration. Oil and gas deposits has contrast subsurface boundaries and may be identified with this process. The algorithm for acoustic direct and inverse problem solution is described. The Born approximation allows to use different Green’s functions for the background model. Numerically the precision of algorithm for different input data is estimated. Migration images are compared for acoustic and elastic approximation. The better slope reproducing is identified in elastic case. Some assumptions about obtained numerical artefacts are done. The method for the elastic migration of seismic data in heterogeneous fractured media is described. The quality of two different processing chains is compared. Possible directions for the extension of this approach to the full-wave 3D simulation are identified.


Computer simulation Seismic migration Born approximation Grid-characteristic method 



This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and by the Foundation “National Intellectual Development” for supporting undergraduate and graduate students and young scientists, project no. 17-37-80004_mol_ev_a.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)Dolgoprudny, Moscow RegionRussian Federation

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