Eirik Østmo / Torger Grytå

VI seminar #22 - Self-supervised learning in seismic data processing

The program will be available shortly. Please check back later.

Self-supervised learning in seismic data processing

Matteo Ravasi

Presenter: Matteo Ravasi, Assistant Professor in Computational Geophysics, KAUST University, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Deep learning has taken the field of geophysics by storm. However, after the initial excitement accompanied by a variety of successful applications in interpretative tasks, the subsequent wave of solutions for seismic processing and imaging has so far not delivered as intended. The main reasons behind this initial unsuccess are: i) the fact that processing and imaging are likely to be framed as regression (or domain translation) tasks, where signal preservation is a must; ii) the lack of trustworthy ‘noisy-clean’ training pairs, and; iii) the inability to explicitly take into account the underlying physical process associated to a given processing task.

A paradigm shift is therefore required where reliance on training data is relaxed and the physical process is included as part of the learning algorithm. In this talk, I will discuss a number of applications that my group is currently developing combining so-called self-supervised learning with classical inverse problem theory to solve seismic processing tasks ranging from denoising to wavefield separation and interpolation to simultaneous source deblending.

In compliance with GDPR consent requirements, presentations given in a Visual Intelligence context maybe recorded with the consent of the speaker. All recordings are edited tor emove all faces, names and voices of other participants. Questions and comments by the audience will hence be removed and will not appear in the recording. With the freely given consent from the speaker, recorded presentation may be posted on the Visual Intelligence YouTube channel.

This seminar is open for members of the consortium. If you want to participate as a guest please sign up.

Sign up here