Simultaneous multiple well-seismic ties using flattened synthetic and real seismograms

Abstract : Well-seismic ties allow rock properties measured at well locations to be compared with seismic data and are therefore useful for seismic interpretation. Numerous methods have been proposed to compute well-seismic ties by correlating real seismograms with synthetic seismograms computed from velocity and density logs. However, most methods tie multiple wells to seismic data one by one; hence, they do not guarantee lateral consistency among multiple well ties. We therefore propose a method to simultaneously tie multiple wells to seismic data. In this method, we first flatten synthetic and corresponding real seismograms so that all seismic reflectors are horizontally aligned. By doing this, we turn multiple well-seismic tying into a 1D correlation problem. We then compute only vertically variant but laterally constant shifts to correlate these horizontally aligned (flattened) synthetic and real seis-mograms. This two-step correlation method maintains lateral consistency among multiple well ties by computing a laterally and vertically optimized correlation of all synthetic and real seismograms. We applied our method to a 3D real seismic image with multiple wells and obtained laterally consistent well-seismic ties.
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Xinming Wu, Guillaume Caumon. Simultaneous multiple well-seismic ties using flattened synthetic and real seismograms. Geophysics, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2017, 82 (1), pp.IM13-IM20. 〈http://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/geo2016-0295.1〉. 〈10.1190/GEO2016-0295.1〉. 〈hal-01401431〉

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