SPECIAL REPORT: Curved-ray time migration can improve seismic imaging

Curved-ray prestack Kirchhoff time migration is rapidly replacing other seismic time migration methods for focusing seismic images of subsurface structures.For most geologic environments, curved-ray migration offers tangible imaging improvements over prior time imaging technologies for little additional cost or effort. This trend has a broad significance for members of the seismic industry and their customers because time migration technology is applied to nearly all industry seismic reflection data.Seismic time migrationSeismic migration is the culmination of image processing for nearly all exploration seismic surveys. In addition to providing more accurate pictures of subsurface geologi...

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