Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Seismic Inverse Problems & Applications

  • Start Date: 07/16/2013
  • End Date: 07/18/2013


Confirmed Speakers:

Gary Margrave (University of Calgary)

Sam Gray (CGGVeritas)

Igor Morozov (University of  Saskatchewan)

Brian Russell (CGGVeritas and University of Calgary)

Mauricio Sacchi ( University of Alberta)

Danping Cao (China University of Petroleum(Huadong))

Vladimir Zubov (University of Calgary)

Matt McDonald (Fotech Solutions)

Wubing Deng (University of  Saskatchewan)

Kevin Cheng (University of Alberta)

Mahadevan Ganesh (Colorado School of Mines)



University of Calgary


The past decades have witnessed a steady increase of worldwide crude oil demand, which, in return resulted in new developments in hydrocarbon exploration and geophysical inversion methods. However a variety of issues in seismic inversion still remain unsolved, especially in the computational aspect. Seismic inversion, which actually is an inverse problem, has been widely used by both applied mathematician and geophysicist to recover the mechanical description of the earth's interior properties. However it is rarely possible to solve such inverse problem analytically, hence numerical methods are the primary choices.  The purpose of this conference is to gather researchers and engineers working in seismic imaging, seismic inversion, inverse problem, seismic wave propagation analysis, seismic data processing, numerical analysis and scientific computing and applied mathematics to discuss and exchange ideas on the recent new developments on numerical methods for sovling the inverse problem of seismic wave equations. Application cases of those new methods to oil/gas industry are particularly welcomed.  Travel support for junior researchers (graduate students, Postdoctral fellows) who present talks is available. Please indicate  your interest in applying for travel support when submit your abstract.



Registration: Please register for the workshop here 



Wenyuan Liao (University of Calgary)

Michael Lamoureux (University of Calgary)

Other Information: 

Location: Escalus Conference Room in MacEwan Centre.


Registration: Click here to register


For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Liao.




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