Seismic inversion aims to infer subsurface properties from processed seismic data; since these are often ill-conditioned procedures, numerous strategies can be investigated. To date currently adopted procedures assume an a priori structural knowledge of the investigated area and impose such constraints to the recovered solution. To overcome this downside we apply a transdimensional reversible jump-Markov chain Monte Carlo (Rj-McMC) algorithm to solve the interval-oriented amplitude versus angle (AVA) inversion on 2D synthetic seismic data. This approach considers the model parametrization as an unknown, together with the elastic properties of the investigated area. The algorithm samples models discretized in Voronoi cells characterized by similar AVA responses. The elastic values associated with each Voronoi cell are obtained taking the average of the elastic properties of the CDPs falling within it. This data-driven approach does, therefore, need no external assumption over the investigated area and ensures an automatically inferred strategy to include lateral variability of data inside the inversion kernel. We compare results obtained to a standard Bayesian approach for different SNR, showing how the increase of random noise contaminating the data strongly affects the linear approach, while the Rj-McMC generates model predictions in accordance with the true model, producing more reliable results.
|Autori:||Salusti, Alessandro; Aleardi, Mattia|
|Titolo:||A data-driven transdimensional approach to include lateral constraints on 2D target-oriented AVA inversion|
|Anno del prodotto:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4430/bgta0328|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|