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Optimised sequential experimental design for Geoelectrical Resistivity Monitoring Surveys

Wilkinson, P.B.; Uhlemann, S.S.; Chambers, J.E.; Meldrum, P.I.; Oxby, L.S.; Kuras, O.. 2013 Optimised sequential experimental design for Geoelectrical Resistivity Monitoring Surveys. In: Near Surface 2013, Bochum, Germany, 9-11 Sep 2013. EAGE.

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Sequential experimental design methods use previous data and results to guide the choice and design of future experiments. This paper describes the application of a sequential design technique to produce optimal resistivity imaging surveys for time-lapse geoelectrical monitoring experiments. These survey designs are time-dependent, and are optimised to focus a greater degree of the image resolution on the regions of the subsurface that are actively changing than static optimised surveys that do not change over time. The sequential design method is applied to a synthetic 2.5D monitoring experiment comprising a well-defined cylindrical target moving along a trajectory that changes its depth and lateral position. The data are simulated to be as realistic as possible, incorporating survey design constraints for a real resistivity monitoring system and realistic levels and distributions of random noise, in order to match a forthcoming experimental test of the method. The results of the simulations indicate that sequentially designed optimal surveys yield an increase in image quality over and above that produced by using a static (time-independent) optimised survey.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Date made live: 27 Mar 2014 13:35 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/506718

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