Abstract

The synchrosqueezing generalized S-transform (SSGST) is commonly used to generate an isofrequency component of a signal by squeezing the decomposed frequency components of the signal. However, for seismic signals, the single-trace process can have a lack of lateral information in the squeezed results and lead to some discontinuous geologic information that will mislead the interpreter. Thus, to improve the stability of SSGST, we have developed a multichannel seismic trace squeezing method. Multichannel SSGST (MSSGST) considers the decomposed frequency components of neighboring traces of the analysis seismic trace and then reconstructs the center trace. Therefore, compared with SSGST, the multichannel processing improves the stability of the squeezing and produces more laterally continuous results that properly follow the geologic phenomenon. The effectiveness of MSSGST is validated using various field data. We use the application to demonstrate the potential of multichannel squeezing to perform well at (1) improving the energy focusing and continuity of the decomposed frequency components, (2) depicting the boundaries of geologic structures, and (3) identifying the thin layers.

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