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Diffraction Imaging from Full-Azimuth Data and Legacy Data for Improved Structural Resolution

July 26, 2016

Presented by:  Kashif Shaukat, Geophysics Technical Advisor
Featured Domain:  Processing and Imaging
Featured Technology:  EarthStudy 360®


In depth migration, recorded wavefield components mapped at each depth point consist of specular energy and diffraction energy. Paradigm innovates with a technique in which the diffracted component is separated from the total migrated wavefield.  That diffracted component plays a vital role in building an accurate structural framework. By designing an optimal filter, diffraction imaging can also be used to map small scale subsurface geological objects and discontinuities such as faults and uncomformities. This methodology enables geoscientists to improve structural resolution, and perform accurate interpretation and modeling for further exploration workflows.


Kashif.jpgKashif Shaukat has an MSc in Advanced Signal Processing from the University of Manchester. With hands-on experience, from conventional Processing & Imaging  to advanced full/multi-azimuth workflows such as multi-component processing, Kashif creates purpose-built deliverables with reduced uncertainty for Reservoir Characterization, Interpretation and Structural Modeling workflows.  Over the years, Kashif has worked with numerous E&P companies in consultancy, training and support.