This is the concluding installment of a three-part series that introduces and demonstrates an innovative concept for seismic acquisition design. The first article introduced the concept of teepees for visualizing subsurface coverage. The second illustrated the step-by-step application to design a 3D land-based seismic acquisition. In this article, the teepee concept is applied to an ocean-bottom seismic acquisition design.

There is no difference in the design philosophy of a typical 3D land and an OBC survey using teepee technology. The six-step design process is followed in both applications: (1) determine the proper teepee size and shape; (2) ascertain the associated...

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