Abstract

A method to process dual-streamer data with under and over configuration is presented. The method combines the results of dephase-sum and dephase-subtraction methods. In the dephase methods, the response of one streamer is time shifted so that the primary arrivals on both streamers are aligned, and these responses are then summed or subtracted. The method provides a broad spectral response from dual-streamer data and increases the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of 1.5. Testing was done on synthetic data and then applied to a real data set collected by the British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS). Its application to a deep seismic reflection data set from the British Isles shows that the reflections from the lower crust contain frequencies up to 80 Hz, suggesting that some of the lower crustal reflectors may have sharp boundaries and could be 20-30 m thick.

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