Journal of Seismic Exploration Impact Factor & Information

Current impact factor: 0.13

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2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.13
2013 Impact Factor 0.286
2012 Impact Factor 0.209
2011 Impact Factor 0.318
2010 Impact Factor 0.222
2009 Impact Factor 0.25
2008 Impact Factor 0.098
2007 Impact Factor 0.224
2006 Impact Factor 0.244
2005 Impact Factor 0.206
2004 Impact Factor 0.17
2003 Impact Factor 0.222
2002 Impact Factor 0.314
2001 Impact Factor 0.132
2000 Impact Factor 0.131
1999 Impact Factor 0.172
1998 Impact Factor 0.157

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5-year impact 0.13
Cited half-life -
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.07
Other titles Seismic exploration
ISSN 0963-0651
OCLC 25862080
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, on the basis of the extended Hamiltonian system, we develop a symplectic partitioned Runge-Kutta method based on the nearly analytic discrete (NAD) operator with eighth-order accuracy for solving the 2D elastic wave equation, which is called the eighth-order NAD-SPRK method in brief. In the new method, we first employ the NAD operators with the eighth-order accuracy to discretize the high-order partial derivatives of space directions in the 2D elastic wave equation. Then the symplectic partitioned Runge-Kutta scheme with the second-order accuracy is applied to discretize the temporal high-order partial derivatives. We provide the theoretical study on the properties of the eighth-order NAD-SPRK method, such as theoretical error, stability criteria, numerical dispersion, and computational efficiency. We also compare the 2D elastic wave modeling results of this new method against those of some high-order methods. Numerical experiments show that the eighth-order NAD-SPRK method has the least numerical dispersion against the fourth-order NSPRK method, the eighth-order Lax-Wendroff correction (LWC) method, and the eighth-order staggered-grid (SG) method. Meanwhile, its computational costs and memory requirements are much less than those of the eighth-order LWC method. Against the eighth-order LWC method, comparison results indicate that the eighth-order NAD-SPRK method can provide the equivalent solutions with analytic solutions on much coarser grids. Last, we present the wave-field snapshots and wave seismograms in the homogeneous transversely isotropic medium and in the three-layer medium with a fluctuating interface for the 2D elastic wave, and the wave-field snapshots of the 2D elastic wave in the two-layer homogenous isotropic medium and in the two-layer heterogeneous medium. All these results of numerical simulations illustrate that the eighth-order NAD-SPRK method can effectively suppress the numerical dispersion caused by discretizing the wave equations when big grids are used or when models have large velocity contrasts between adjacent layers, further resulting in both saving the storage space and increasing the computational efficiency when too few sampling points per minimum wavelength are used.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 07/2015; 24(3):205-230.
  • J. Lee · C. Shin ·
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we introduce the unsplit Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) for the 2D and 3D second-order elastic wave equations with isotropic and transversely isotropic vertical axis of symmetry (VTI) media in the time domain. The introduced PML formulations are successfully applied to practical applications in terms of efficiency and stability. The PML formulations require less than or an equal number of auxiliary variables than other formulations, thereby decreasing the computational power necessary to calculate the solution in the PML zone. Derived directly from the second-order wave form, the PML formulation demonstrates an improved stability compared to first-order PMLs or second-order PMLs that are derived from first-order systems. Numerical examples demonstrate that the bulk waves and strong surface waves are perfectly damped out without introducing instability for an isotropic material in both 2D and 3D. The derived formulation also provides effective absorption with strong VTI materials, including zinc and apatite, that cause instability problems in other PML formulations.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 07/2015; 24(3):231-257.
  • B. He · G. Wu ·
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    ABSTRACT: A recent velocity model building is the full waveform inversions (FWI) that allow to recover the long-scale structures through the refraction waves and diving waves, and the short-scale structures which provide the high-resolution component through the reflection waves. However, incomplete seismic data include non-geological artifacts in the gradient for velocity update. The strong off-diagonal elements of approximate Hessians are important to reflection FWI with incomplete data; however, it is difficult to implement an approximate Hessian using the forward modeling method because of the cost of the computation efficiency. In this study, we investigate the ability of an approximate Hessian to remove artifacts that are caused by incomplete reflection data. In order to reduce the costs associated with calculating the Hessian, the large model is separated into sparse sub-models, and an alternative slim approximate Hessian is implemented sequentially on these sub-models. Afterwards, The complete model is obtained from sub-model using the radial point interpolation method (RPIM). A two-dimensional flat-layers synthetic example provides a reasonable test case for our method. We find that the slim approximate Hessian removes non-geophysical artifacts as effectively as the approximate Hessian, but has the advantages of greater cost-efficiency and lower memory requirements.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 07/2015; 24(3):281-304.
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    ABSTRACT: The elastodynamic Green's tensor in a vertically transversely isotropic (VTI) medium is presented explicitly as an inverse Hankel transform. The asymptotic solution is found by the stationary phase approximation. An approximate formula in weak VTI media is derived based on a novel way of expanding the vertical slowness linearly to anisotropic parameters in which case the stationary-phase points can be found analytically. The approximate solution will become exact when the medium degenerates into an elliptical VTI rather than an isotropic medium.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 07/2015; 24(3):259-280.
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    ABSTRACT: To solve the problem of Gaussian noise sensitivity in the traditional seismic wavelet phase correction criteria, a wavelet phase correction method based on high-order cumulants (HOCs) zero slice was proposed, and its application conditions and scope were researched. The wavelet phase correction results were evaluated based on the criterion of calculating the HOCs zero slice of deconvolution results. Because of HOC'-s' insensitivity to Gaussian noise, the method could effectively achieve the wavelet phase correction under conditions with Gaussian noise pollution. A simulation showed the effectiveness of the method, but the criterion was limited by data length, and the criterion's anti-noise capabilities could be improved with increased data length. The processing of actual seismic data demonstrated the practicability of the method. This method provides a new method of wavelet phase correction, and the criterion based on HOCs zero slice can be used in deconvolution and seismic wavelet estimation.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 05/2015; 24(2):151-167.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigate the Caddo sequence from the Boonsville gas field in the Fort Worth Basin of North Central Texas. Two Middle Pennsylvanian thin reservoirs are closely separated by a thin Caddo limestone unit. Seismic attributes, namely, instantaneous frequency and amplitude attributes did predict the distribution of reservoir facies in some productive wells. Also, the attribute maps implied that the Caddo facies would exist at well locations where the reservoir was not encountered and were absent where their presence was confirmed from well control. To remove this ambiguity, more advanced techniques of filtering, tracking and information extraction have been invoked and integrated. The data were firstly subject to dip-steered filtering and dense tracking processes. Next, the cleaned data set was spectrally decomposed using a Time Frequency Continuous Wavelet Transform. This decomposition successfully resolved both reservoirs. However, some non-reservoir areas were characterized by frequency responses similar to those shown in reservoir areas. Spectral examination of individual traces from producing and non-producing areas inferred that producing zones are characterized by frequency features different than those of the nonproducing zones. Next, poststack seismic inversion was performed to incorporate well data with seismic data and to produce an acoustic impedance cube. Interestingly, the acoustic impedance sections also suggested that the productive sandstones are characterized by different and higher impedance character relative to limestone formations and their surroundings. This study demonstrates that incorporating information from different sources (amplitude, frequency, spectral decomposition, well data, etc.) can assist significantly in overcoming challenging formations in the subsurface.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 05/2015; 24(2):169-185.
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    ABSTRACT: When considering the problem of extending seismic wave propagation in an elastic medium to a poroviscoelastic medium, replacing real quantities by complex equivalents has been the accepted way to proceed. Given the number of works dealing with, what could be called the inadequacy of this method of approach, another line of reasoning might be in order. Starting with Biot's equations for a poroviscoelastic medium, employing a simplification route, results in the SH (modified) potential related to the vector equation of motion. Biot's theoretical development of wave propagation in a medium comprised of a fluid within a porous solid may be overly complicated for the pursuit of an alternate methodology for addressing this problem in its most basic form. As a consequence, the telegraph equation might be a more modest, yet informative analogue to consider, as it is a well studied problem from mathematical and physical perspectives. In what follows an SH potential wave equation is considered with attenuation introduced in a manner similar to that inherent in the telegraph equation. Additionally, the difficult situation discussed by Krebes and Daley will again be revisited, as it might be rationalized that a 1-2% modification of a real quantity such as velocity produces imperceptible effects in, say a reflection coefficient, while the same amount of perturbation introduced to make velocity a complex quantity results in significant dissimilarities between nearly similar initial input data. This is difficult to comprehend and seemingly at least as problematic to explain.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 05/2015; 24(2):103-120.
  • J. Cao · J. Zhao ·
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    ABSTRACT: Seismic data interpolation is one of the main challenges encountered during pre-processing. It can provide reliable data for processes that require regular and dense sampling, like migration and multiple elimination. At present, a transform method which is based on the sparseness of signals in a transformed domain, is a commonly used strategy to get promising results. Among different transforms, the curvelet transform has optimal sparse expression for wave-fronts, thus it can be seen as a good candidate for seismic interpolation. However, the high redundancy of the 3D curvelet transform makes it computationally expensive, especially for processing. Woiselle et al. (2011) proposed a new implementation of the curvelet transform, which reduces the redundancy to 10 for a 3D transform. In this paper, this new implementation is introduced to improve the computational efficiency of curvelet-based interpolation. The merits of the new implementation are discussed and the low redundancy is proven through numerical tests. Numerical results on 3D interpolation based on the new transform show that the CPU time it costs is about 1/4 of the original curvelet transform. Thus, the Woiselle's curvelet transform is a good balance between redundancy, rapidity and performance.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 05/2015; 24(2):121-134.
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    ABSTRACT: Seismograms exhibit a good approximation of a geological structure. However, the images they show are generally contaminated by irrelevant information. The noise ground roll in these images can contribute significantly to the distortion of the data present in the desired information, due to the scattering of waves in deeper regions of geological layers. In this work, we used a method based on Haar and Daubechies wavelets applied in conjunction with artificial neural networks to reduce the noise ground roll. This type of noise is normally present in earth seismic images and it is similar to those found in oil reservoirs.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 02/2015; 24(1):1-14.
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    ABSTRACT: Seismic interferometry can redatum sources to the receiver locations in the subsurface, without knowing the information about the medium between sources and receivers. Theoretically, the receivers should be enclosed by the sources; however, in practice this condition is difficult to satisfy. In addition, some trace gathers may be lost. This will cause spurious events in the virtual shot gathers. Since parabolic Radon transform can be used to restore the data with missing trace gathers, seismic interferometry based on parabolic Radon transform can avoid the effect of these missing shots or traces, and suppress the spurious events. In addition, computation time can be saved with this method because parabolic Radon transform can usually reduce the data volume. We demonstrate this method with synthetic data and OBS data collected in the South China Sea.
    Journal of Seismic Exploration 02/2015; 24(1):37-50.