Abstract

Prestack seismic inversion is widely used in fluid indication and reservoir prediction. Compared with linear inversion, nonlinear inversion is more precise and can be applied to high-contrast situations. The inversion results can be affected by the parameters’ sensitivity, so the parameterization of nonlinear equations is very significant. Considering the poor nonlinear amplitude-variation-with-offset (AVO) inversion results of impedance and velocity parameters, we adjust the parameters of the nonlinear equation, avoid the inaccuracy caused by parameters sensitivity and get the ideal nonlinear AVO inversion results of the Lamé parameters. The feasibility and stability of the nonlinear equation based on the Lamé parameters and method are verified by the model and the real data examples. The resolution and the lateral continuity of nonlinear inversion results are better compared with the linear inversion results.

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