## Delivery: An Open-Source Model-Based Bayesian Seismic Inversion Program (2003)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Gunning03delivery:an,

author = {James Gunning and Michael E. Glinsky},

title = {Delivery: An Open-Source Model-Based Bayesian Seismic Inversion Program},

year = {2003}

}

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### Abstract

We introduce a new open-source toolkit for model-based Bayesian seismic inversion called Delivery. The prior model in Delivery is a trace--local layer stack, with rock physics information taken from log analysis and layer times initialised from picks. We allow for uncertainty in both the fluid type and saturation in reservoir layers: variation in seismic responses due to fluid e#ects are taken into account via Gassman's equation. Multiple stacks are supported, so the software implicitly performs a full AVO inversion using approximate Zoeppritz equations. The likelihood function is formed from a convolutional model with specified wavelet(s) and noise level(s). Uncertainties and irresolvabilities in the inverted models are captured by the generation of multiple stochastic models from the Bayesian posterior, all of which acceptably match the seismic data, log data, and rough initial picks of the horizons. Post-inversion analysis of the inverted stochastic models then facilitates the answering of commercially useful questions, e.g. the probability of hydrocarbons, the expected reservoir volume and its uncertainty, and the distribution of net sand. Delivery is written in java, and thus platform independent, but the SU data backbone makes the inversion particularly suited to Unix/Linux environments and cluster systems.