Massive seismic data compression & recovery w/ on-the-fly data extraction

TitleMassive seismic data compression & recovery w/ on-the-fly data extraction
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsYiming Zhang, Curt Da Silva, Rajiv Kumar, Felix J. Herrmann
KeywordsPresentation, SINBAD, SINBADFALL2017, SLIM

Industrial seismic exploration has moved towards complex geological areas, which requires typically long-offset and dense sampling data in order to avoid aliasing and inaccuracy in wave-equation based inversion algorithms. These strict requirements lead to massive data volume size and prohibitive demands on computational resources. In this work, we propose to compress our dense data in hierarchical Tucker tensor format by exploiting the low-rank structure of the data in a transformed domain. Then, we devise on-the-fly common shot or receiver gather extraction directly via the highly compressed factors. In subsampling scenarios, by interpolating this novel tensor format, we can also reconstruct the shot or receiver gather on a per-query basis rather than expanding the data to its fully-sampled form. We demonstrate the effective performance of our proposed technique on 3D stochastic full-waveform inversion, which allows the stochastic algorithm to extract shot gathers as it requires them throughout the inversion process. Moreover, we finally show how to computational effectively generate the CIGs from this compressed low-rank tensor representation of the data with the help of fast simultaneous shot or receiver gather generation.

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