Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics
Full-waveform inversion imaging

Microseismic imaging using rock physics-based full-waveform inversion

The main goal of the project is to develop accurate methodology for microseismic imaging based on full-waveform inversion.

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Microseismic imaging includes localization of micro-seismic events and characterization of their source mechanisms. The accuracy of the source localization is highly dependent on the (anisotropic) velocity model. Conventional methods for microseismic imaging are typically based on manual travel time picking in an approximate velocity model. The main goal is to develop more accurate methodology for microseismic imaging based on full-waveform inversion (FWI).

Funded by the VISTA program
VISTA Program (vista.no)