Abstract

Exploration geophysicists have, in recent years, learned that wide-azimuth seismic (WAS) surveys have several advantages. These include relatively small acquisition footprint; the ability to lay out shot or receiver points that “avoid” surface obstacles; higher resolution than narrow-azimuth seismic surveys (NAS); effective attenuation of some cultural and other noise; and multiple suppression (Williams and Jenner, 2002; Cordsen, 2002, and Hall et al., 2002).

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