Project aims to apply a customised work flow to obtain estimates of Anisotropy from Seismic P-wave data that contains coal seam gas reserves. Anisotropy or Thomsen’s parameters serve as a key ingredient in the refinement of anisotropy models produced from anisotropic seismic data processing. Accurate models are required in seismic processing to produce a final image of the subsurface that is well focused and void of miss-ties. A poor final image can lead to the erroneous identification of well targets due to misguided interpretation on insufficiently processed seismic data. Hamish anticipates that implementing a customised work flow employing an array of current estimation techniques will serve to improve the robustness of estimating anisotropic parameters necessary for velocity modelling and subsequent depth imaging.

Project members

Hamish Wilson

PhD candidate