Workshop 18

Seismic Interferometry: New Advances and New Applications

Monday 5 June 2023 | Room Lehar 2



  • Ilaria Barone (Università degli Studi di Padova)
  • Deyan Draganov (TU Delft)



Retrieving responses between receivers or sources is the base of seismic interferometry. One of the main applications is in passive seismics, e.g., the possibility of using ambient-noise records instead of performing costly active seismic acquisitions.Another application is of using already acquired active-source data for retrieval of complementary arrivals. One of the main purposes of application of seismic interferometry is for building velocity models, which can be interpreted in terms of geological structures or used for other applications (e.g., statics computation, FWI, etc.), and imaging with retrieved reflections. But later advances show the possibility of performing reservoir monitoring, determining attenuation parameters, suppression of surface waves, retrieval of first breaks, etc.

This workshop intends to connect practitioners applying seismic interferometry at different scales with different objectives. Participants will contribute case studies, highlighting both the successful and the challenging aspects of their work, and share ideas on the latest algorithms and applications.

Participant Profile

This workshop is addressed to those who want to show their latest advances on this topic for different fields of application such as energy, CO2 storage, mineral exploration, engineering and environmental, global seismology.


Workshop Programme

Morning: Surface / Diving Waves
Slot 1: Non-exploration scale
08:30The impact of isolated noise sources on correlation wavefields – S. Schippkus (Universität Hamburg)
09:00Rayleigh-wave attenuation from ambient-noise interferometry: application to the conterminous United States – L. Boschi (Università degli Studi di Padova)
09:30Passive seismic monitoring using trains as sources to characterize near-surface and prevent sinkholes – T. Bardainne (Sercel)
10:00Coffee Break
Slot 2: Exploration scale
10:30Application of passive seismic methods to local seismological monitoring networks: advantages and challenges – A. Brovelli (Isamgeo Italia)
11:00Benefits and limitations of interferometry using continuous recordings – D. Le Meur (CGG)
11:30Sparse node interferometry, the elementary block for data driven velocity model building – G. Henin (CGG)
Afternoon: Reflected body waves
Slot 3: Physical and non-physical arrivals
13:00Monitoring pore-pressure depletion in the Groningen reservoir using ghost reflections from seismic interferometry – F. Shirmohammadi (TUDelft)
13:30Beyond standard coda-wave interferometry monitoring: harnessing the spurious body-wave energy in ambient noise correlations – A. Mordrét (Sisprobe)
14:00Internal multiple identification with source-receiver interferometry – K. Löer (University of Aberdeen)
14:30Coffee Break
Slot 4: Physical Arrivals
14:45Reservoir pore pressure effects from distant drilling revealed by repeating noise sources – W. Zhou (TUDelft)
15:15Autocorrelation imaging of shallow structures – M. Behm (Geodata)
15:45General Discussion
16:00End of the Workshop