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Efficient 3D seismic data acquisition in deep water

Joakim Blanch, Jessica Hapney, Margaret Ishak, Aurora Rodriguez, Andreas Laake and Nick Moldoveanu
Efficient 3D seismic data acquisition in deep water (in Offshore technology and applications/OTC, Ashwani Dev (prefacer), Elive Menyoli (prefacer) and Douglas J. Foster (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (April 2017) 36 (4): 311-316


Traditionally, large areas have been imaged with 2D seismic data, and 3D imaging has been employed over smaller targeted areas. In many areas, however, 3D seismic imaging is required to provide useful images of the subsurface and accurate velocity models. Still, 3D can be cost prohibitive in some instances. To alleviate cost and time requirements, the authors employed a dual-source vessel acquisition configuration, which doubles the acquisition rate and significantly reduces cost. The acquisition configuration is somewhat unconventional and at first look may seem incapable of producing high-quality data. However, it is shown that, with the help of modern processing techniques, this efficient configuration produces images with the same quality as a conventional configuration.

ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 36
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Efficient 3D seismic data acquisition in deep water
Title: Offshore technology and applications/OTC
Author(s): Blanch, JoakimHapney, JessicaIshak, MargaretRodriguez, AuroraLaake, AndreasMoldoveanu, Nick
Author(s): Dev, Ashwaniprefacer
Author(s): Menyoli, Eliveprefacer
Author(s): Foster, Douglas J.prefacer
Affiliation: BHP Billiton, Houston, TX, United States
Affiliation: Halliburton, Houston, TX, United States
Pages: 311-316
Published: 201704
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 6
Accession Number: 2017-035077
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects.
Secondary Affiliation: WesternGeco, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201720
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