Transfer learning in large-scale ocean bottom seismic wavefield reconstruction

TitleTransfer learning in large-scale ocean bottom seismic wavefield reconstruction
Publication TypeConference
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMi Zhang, Ali Siahkoohi, Felix J. Herrmann
Conference NameSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
KeywordsSEG, transfer learning, wavefield reconstruction

Achieving desirable receiver sampling in ocean bottom acquisition is often not possible because of cost considerations. Assuming adequate source sampling is available, which is achievable by virtue of reciprocity and the use of modern randomized (simultaneous-source) marine acquisition technology, we are in a position to train convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to bring the receiver sampling to the same spatial grid as the dense source sampling. To accomplish this task, we form training pairs consisting of densely sampled data and artificially subsampled data using a reciprocity argument and the assumption that the source-site sampling is dense. While this approach has successfully been used on the recovery monochromatic frequency slices, its application in practice calls for wavefield reconstruction of time-domain data. Despite having the option to parallelize, the overall costs of this approach can become prohibitive if we decide to carry out the training and recovery independently for each frequency. Because different frequency slices share information, we propose the use the method of transfer training to make our approach computationally more efficient by warm starting the training with CNN weights obtained from a neighboring frequency slices. If the two neighboring frequency slices share information, we would expect the training to improve and converge faster. Our aim is to prove this principle by carrying a series of carefully selected experiments on a relatively large-scale five-dimensional data synthetic data volume associated with wide-azimuth 3D ocean bottom node acquisition. From these experiments, we observe that by transfer training we are able t significantly speedup in the training, specially at relatively higher frequencies where consecutive frequency slices are more correlated.


(SEG, virtual)

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