Estimation of Q

Pavan Kumar Elapavuluri, John C. Bancroft

A simple crosscorrelation method to estimate the Quality Factor Q is described. Q-wavelets are used for this crosscorrelation. The technique is applied on a synthetic seismic trace that has been Q-filtered with Q value of 70. It is shown that the Q-wavelet (with a Q value of 70) gives highest crosscorrelation coefficients.