After multiple prediction, adaptive multiple subtraction is essential for the success of multiple removal. The 3D blind separation of convolved mixtures (3D BSCM) method, which is effective in conducting adaptive multiple subtraction, needs to solve an optimization problem containing L1-norm minimization constraints on primaries by the iterative reweighted least-squares (IRLS) algorithm. The 3D BSCM method can better separate primaries and multiples than the 1D/2D BSCM method and the method with energy minimization constraints on primaries. However, the 3D BSCM method has high computational cost because the IRLS algorithm achieves nonquadratic optimization with an LS optimization problem solved in each iteration. In general, it is good to have a faster 3D BSCM method. To improve the adaptability of field data processing, the fast iterative shrinkage thresholding algorithm (FISTA) is introduced into the 3D BSCM method. The proximity operator of FISTA can solve the L1-norm minimization problem efficiently. We demonstrate that our FISTA-based 3D BSCM method achieves similar accuracy of estimating primaries as that of the reference IRLS-based 3D BSCM method. Furthermore, our FISTA-based 3D BSCM method reduces computation time by approximately 60% compared with the reference IRLS-based 3D BSCM method in the synthetic and field data examples.

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