Patent Number: 8,879,798

Title: Frequency-dependent ray tracing through an interface

Abstract: Computing systems and methods for improving processing of collected data are disclosed. In one embodiment, while ray-tracing through a sub-surface region, a frequency- dependent outgoing ray direction is computed from a point on an interface disposed in the sub-surface region when the ray tracing is at the interface.

Inventors: Protasov; Maxim (Berdsk, RU), Osypov; Konstantin S. (Houston, TX), Nichols; David (Palo Alto, CA), Yarman; Can Evren (Houston, TX)

Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.

International Classification: G06T 7/00 (20060101); G01V 1/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00