Swell-noise attenuation with artificial intelligence

Swell-noise attenuation with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the science of making computers “think” like humans.

Machine learning (ML), a subset of Al, uses data to train computers how to “think”. Deep learning (DL) uses multi-layered neural networks to interpret more intricate patterns in data. DL excels in analysing huge datasets with complex data-outcome relationships. Its ability to rapidly process vast amounts of data and predict complex patterns promotes efficient and effective image-processing solutions.

Our research team has developed a DL model that can estimate and attenuate swell noise with greater efficacy. It is also proving effective for reducing other types of noise, such as ground roll.


A full stack before (left) and after (centre) application of swell-noise attenuation. The difference (right) demonstrates the power of deep learning to isolate swell noise while preserving useful signal.


Shot records before (left) and after (centre) swell-noise attenuation. The difference (right) confirms the efficacy of the deep-learning model.


Check out what else we are doing with machine learning:

A deep learning inverse Hessian for least-squares migration

Deep learning swell noise estimation

Adaptive subtraction using a convolutional neural network


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