As exploration and production move ever faster into ever more geologically complex areas, very accurate imaging of subsurface structure becomes critical to successful well positioning and reserve estimations. Currently, the only tool that can achieve this is prestack depth migration (PSDM).

The continuing improvements of personal computers, which are now capable of high-performance computing due to the introduction of Linux-based clusters, have resulted in the development of PC-based processing systems that are widely accepted in the seismic industry. We foresee that this new source of ubiquitous, cheap compute power will be applied to depth imaging of increasingly larger data sets....

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