A study of imaging with a synthetic Foothills dataset

Han-xing Lu, Gary F. Margrave

The commercial processing software, ProMAX, was used to process a numerical data set with both conventional processing flow and pre-stack depth migration from topography. The results show that the image created by pre-stack depth migration from topography using a correct velocity function is the best. Images obtained by conventional processing flow, where velocities are derived from the data, are acceptable too (especially in the time domain); of these, the post-stack time migrations are the best.