Fast, efficient and target oriented, especially for irregular acquisition geometries
Fast, efficient and target oriented, especially for irregular acquisition geometries.

Kirchhoff Migrations

Fast, accurate subsurface imaging and efficient velocity model building.

The Kirchhoff migration is the most commonly used migration for depth processing. It is particularly attractive due to its speed and target-oriented capability, which enables efficient velocity model building and updating. In addition, the Kirchhoff migration offers adaptability to irregular acquisition geometries, and flexibility in handling anisotropic and converted wave velocity models and surface topography.

The Kirchhoff Migration is an integral part of these Paradigm solutions:

Paradigm® Kirchhoff migrations are available as 3D prestack depth migration add-on modules for GeoDepth®, and are designed to run efficiently on large clusters comprising massive amounts of nodes. They are integrated within the Paradigm parallel framework (PPF), which is specifically engineered to support high-performance computing (HPC).

Paradigm Kirchhoff migrations support both land and marine data, including Ocean Bottom Cable recording.  In addition to standard offset gathers, 3D OVT (Offset Vector Tiles) gathers can be generated.

These migrations have been successfully used in a variety of regions, such as the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Offshore Western Africa, and others.

System Requirements

  • 64-bit, for x64 architecture processors
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.3 and above, 6.0 and above
Interoperability Options
All Epos®-based applications enable interoperability with third-party data stores, including:
  • OpenWorks® R5000
  • GeoFrame® 2012
  • JavaSeis