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Exploring multiple 3D inversion scenarios for enhanced interpretation of marine CSEM data: an iterative migration analysis of the Shtokman gas fieldGreen Open Access

Authors: M.S. Zhdanov, E.P. Velikhov, M. Čuma, G. Wilson, N. Black and A. Gribenko
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 28, No 3, March 2010
Special topic: Russia and CIS
Language: English
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Michael S. Zhdanov, Evgeny P. Velikhov, Martin Čuma, Glenn Wilson, Noel Black and Alexander Gribenko argue that the key to deriving a reliable quantitative interpretationfrom marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) data is through the integration of shared earth modelling and robust 3D CSEM inversion. An iterative migration method for CSEM data is presented that is equivalent to rigorous inversion, illustrated with a case study of the Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea.

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