Non-Parametric Seismic Data Recovery With Curvelet Frames
Source: University of British Columbia
Seismic data recovery from data with missing traces on otherwise regular acquisition grids forms a crucial step in the seismic processing flow. For instance, unsuccessful recovery leads to imaging artifacts and to erroneous predictions for the multiples, adversely affecting the performance of multiple elimination. A non-parametric transform-based recovery method is presented that exploits the compression of seismic data volumes by recently developed curvelet frames. The elements of this transform are multidimensional and directional and locally resemble wavefronts present in the data, which leads to a compressible representation for seismic data. This compression enables to formulate a new curvelet-based seismic data recovery algorithm through sparsity-promoting inversion.