Effective Seismic Interference Elimination Enabled by Multi-Component Data From Marine Acquisitions

Vassallo, Massimiliano (WesternGeco) | Eggenberger, Kurt (WesternGeco) | van Manen, Dirk-Jan (WesternGeco) | Rentsch, Susanne (WesternGeco) | Brouwer, Wouter (WesternGeco) | Özbek, Ali (Schlumberger)


Summary We present a fast and effective method to detect and eliminate seismic interference from 3D marine data measured by four-component (4C) streamers. The interference elimination method we propose acts on each shot record independently from the others, relying on the pressure wavefield being reconstructed (and simultaneously deghosted) on a 2D grid, densely sampled in both the inline and the crossline directions. Such reconstruction is enabled by matching-pursuit-based signal processing techniques proposed recently in the literature that have the capability to explicit the information in the multicomponent measurements. Without these measurements, the reconstruction capability is seriously compromised by the strong crossline aliasing.