Separating Sources in Marine Simultaneous Shooting Acquisition – Method & Applications

Baardman, Rolf (PGS) | van Borselen, Roald (PGS)

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Summary

A modified inversion approach is presented for the effective separation of sources in marine simultaneous shooting acquisition. The method aims to distribute all energy in the simultaneous shot records by reconstructing the individual shot records at their respective locations. The method is applied to a simulated simultaneous long offset data set, where two sources are used to acquire long offsets with conventional cables. In the second example, the performance is investigated on a data set from Western Australia, where two sources where located within close proximity, with only a small cross line distance between them. Results demonstrate that the individual sources can be separated satisfactory for both simultaneous source configurations.