Abstract

The most advanced prestack depth-migration (PSDM) technologies available today, such as wave-equation migration (WEM) and reverse time migration (RTM), are primarily used for offshore applications like subsalt imaging. However, E&P efforts in many onshore basins can also benefit from PSDM, and there is considerable momentum in many basins to adopt this technology as the default imaging tool (Young et al., 2009). This paper highlights the application of wave-equation depth-imaging technologies (WEM and RTM) with several onshore U.S. case studies. Below we list some benefits that users of PSDM technology might expect to enjoy:

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