With the increase in marine exploration in areas like the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, it is now quite common for multiple surveys to run concurrently and overlap one another. When more than one crew is actively shooting in the same area, there is a common type of interference that occurs due to the presence of more than one energy source. This interference—known as seismic crew noise—is recorded along with the desired true reflection energy.

Current methods to avoid this include time-sharing and exchange of navigational information between crews for subsequent prediction and removal of the noise (Hargreaves...

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