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Enhancing Seismic Resolution Using Inverse Q-filtering and Gabor Deconvolution: An Example from Saudi Arabia

A.A. Alghamdi1

1Saudi Aramco


Seismic energy is attenuated as it propagates through the earth in waveforms. The seismic quality factor Q quantifies the wavefield attenuation. The effects of attenuation can be reversed using Q compensation methods to recover high frequencies. Q estimation is required to accomplish this correction. In this case study, we apply Q compensation methods to seismic data that suffers from the loss of high frequencies due to attenuation.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain