Constrained Inversion of P-S seismic data

Robert James Ferguson, Robert R. Stewart

A method to estimate S-wave interval velocity, using P-S seismic data is presented. The method is composed of three steps. First, the P-S data are converted to a relative change in S-velocity section. The section is then linearized. Constrained inversion is used to convert this last section to S-interval velocity. To illustrate the method, the S velocity of a field data set was derived, and a Vp/Vs section was computed. The constrained inversion was found to provide reasonable velocities and Vp/Vs.