Converted-wave reverse-time migration.

There are two fundamental wave modes that travel through the earth p‐waves and s‐waves. Currently most seismic exploration uses p-waves only. P‐waves convert into s‐waves at a discontinuity of the material parameters of the earth and are called converted waves. Converted waves offer the ability to detect fractures in the earth which are linked to areas of high oil and gas production. Reverse time migration is a tool to process seismic data using multipathing and without dip imitation. A converted wave reverse time migration will allow multipath energy and steeps dips to be imaged for converted wave data.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Gary Margrave


Ben Wards


CGG Veritas


Geography / Geology / Earth science


Information and communications technologies


University of Calgary



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