Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"A High-Resolution Velocity Analysis (HRVA) has been developed for the determination of the root-mean-square subsurface-velocity energy spectrum from gated seismic data which has been normal-moveout corrected. All calculations are performed in the frequency-space or frequency-wavenumber domain; seismic gates are transformed from the time-space domain via the Fast Fourier Transform algorithm. HRVA is not restricted to the investigation of apparent horizontal velocities which have associated stepout values that are integral multiples of the time sampling interval, as are the existing correlation techniques. The technique liberally exploits the inexistence of significant energy in the higher frequency harmonies of seismic data, resulting in a considerable time saving. The technique is illustrated with West Texas seismic data. The results are discussed as a means for deriving a more accurate rms sub-surface velocity function for NMO corrections and subsequent stacking, and as a means for various lithologic investigations. Several procedures are presented for effecting static corrections of the seismic data in conjunction with HRVA"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001

Committee Member(s)

Wesley, James Paul
Spokes, Ernest M., 1916-1995
Rechtien, Richard Douglas
Aldrich, Charles A.
Betten, J. Robert

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geophysical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

v, 104 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-64).

Rights

© 1968 John Charles Robinson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Analysis of variance
Fourier transformations -- Mathematical models
Seismic waves -- Speed -- Analysis

Thesis Number

T 2182

Print OCLC #

6000753

Electronic OCLC #

806221631

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