Reducing Residual Moveout for Long Offset Data in VTI Media Using Padé Approximation

Indah Nur Pratiwi, Mohammad Syamsu Rosid, Humbang Purba

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Modification of the hyperbolic travel time equation into non-hyperbolic travel time equation is important to increase the reduction residual moveout for long offset data. Some researchers have modified hyperbolic travel time equation into a non-hyperbolic travel time equation to obtain a more accurate value NMO velocity and parameter an-ellipticity or etha on the large offset to depth ratio (ODR) so that the residual moveout value is smaller mainly in large offset to depth ratio. The aims of research is to increase the reduction value of error residue at long offset data using Padé approximation then compare with several approximations. The method used in this study is to conduct forward modeling of the subsurface coating structure. The results of the three-dimensional analysis show that the Padé approximation has the best accuracy compared to the other travel time equations for ODR value up to 4 with an-ellipticity parameter is varying from 0 to 0.5. Testing of synthetic data for single layer on vertical transverse isotropy (VTI) medium obtained the maximum residual error value produced by the Padé approximation is 0.25% in ODR=4. Therefore, Padé approximation is better than other methods for reducing residual moveout.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15005
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
Event4th International Conference on Energy, Environment, Epidemiology and Information System, ICENIS 2019 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Aug 20198 Aug 2019


  • Anisotop Medium
  • Long Offset
  • Padé Approximation
  • Residual Moveout


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