Joint inversion in hydrocarbon exploration.

Moorkamp, Max, Heincke, Björn, Jegen, Marion , Hobbs, R. W. and Roberts, A. R. (2016) Joint inversion in hydrocarbon exploration. In: Integrated Imaging of the Earth: theory and applications. , ed. by Moorkamp, Max, Lelievre, Peter G., Linde, Niklas and Khan, Amir. Geophysical Monograph Series, 218 . AGU (American Geological Union), Wiley, Washington, DC, pp. 167-190. ISBN 978-1-118-92905-6 DOI 10.1002/9781118929063.ch9.

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This chapter investigates the particular challenges for joint inversion in the context of hydrocarbon exploration. It reviews the current literature and introduces interesting approaches that have been developed in the context of hydrocarbon exploration and could potentially be used in other application areas as well. Joint inversion methods incorporating petro physical models of the reservoir can directly yield quantities of interest such as porosity and permeability, but have to be carefully tuned to the area under investigation. The chapter presents two detailed joint inversion case studies, one for subsalt imaging and one for sub basalt imaging. It also covers emulation of the forward calculation, a concept that can be applied generally in joint inversion, but has only been applied in hydrocarbon exploration. For a successful joint inversion, it is necessary to invert each dataset, construct different coupling approaches, and evaluate the impact on the final results.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Joint inversion, hydrocarbon exploration
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1002/9781118929063.ch9
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 08:09
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 08:33

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