Amortized velocity continuation with Fourier neural operators

TitleAmortized velocity continuation with Fourier neural operators
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsAli Siahkoohi, Ziyi Yin, Mathias Louboutin, Felix J. Herrmann
KeywordsFourier neural operators, ML4SEISMIC, SLIM, Uncertainty quantification, velocity continuation

Velocity continuation aims to map the migration image using one background model to the image using another background model. It is of great importance to quantify the uncertainty in seismic imaging result from various background models. With Fourier neural operators as a learned surrogate, this continuation from a given background model to an unseen background model can be quite accurately estimated with near-zero cost. However, the limitation of the prior art is that the input background model and the survey area are assumed to be fixed. The main contribution of this work is to extend the Fourier neural operator surrogate to be amortized over different given background models and survey areas. We verify the effectiveness of our learned surrogates by a realistic example on different areas of Parihaka dataset against different background models.

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