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Deep water Ocean-Bottom Node Processing - A West of Shetland Case StudyNormal access

Authors: J.P. Holden, S. Drummie, J. Deeds, P. Mitchell, S. Brown and R.D. Gosling
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: Wide/Multi Azimuth Acquisition Processing
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20130842
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 3.32Mb )
Price: € 20

As Ocean-Bottom Node (OBN) full-azimuth surveys becomes ever more popular in deep water environments, so processing algorithms and workflows have been, and continue to be, developed to maximise data quality. A full processing sequence in this West Of Shetland case study addresses key issues such as clock-drift, node positioning, correction of water column variations, directional deconvolution, and free-surface multiple attenuation. To give complimentary insights, the downgoing wavefield was mirror-migrated in addition to imaging the upgoing wavefield. Challenges relating to the acquisition geometry were encountered and addressed.

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