Seismic velocity picking by simulated annealing

Kou-Yuan Huang*, Kai Ju Chen, Jia Rong Yang

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    Velocity picking is to pick several peaks on seismic semblance image (stacking energy) that is very important in seismic data processing. In time-velocity semblance image, these chosen peaks are representing the relation of stacking velocity and time. In this study, we apply simulated annealing (SA) on seismic velocity picking problem and use two constraints in the energy function of SA algorithm for searching a best peak point combination. After obtaining the best polyline, we use the picking result to perform further seismic data processing including normal move-out (NMO) correction and common midpoint stacking. This method automates the velocity picking procedure with short period of time and improves the further seismic data interpretation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
    Event2012 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012


    Conference2012 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012


    • common midpoint (CMP) gather
    • normal move-out (NMO) correction
    • seismic velocity picking
    • simulated annealing


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