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Multidomain Noise Attenuation for Multimeasurement Towed Streamer DataNormal access

Authors: S. Rentsch, S. Bodyakin, L. Polanco Espezua, A. Özbek, W.G. Brouwer and P. Watterson
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: Noise Attenuation
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20130887
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Recordings of a multimeasurement towed streamer are subject to several different sources of noise that can negatively impact the useful signal content. Most of the conventional noise attenuation is performed in the shot domain. In this paper, we analyze the behavior of low frequency noise in domains other than the shot domain and exploit the fact that some noise that is coherent in the shot domain turns incoherent in other domains, e.g., the common-offset domain or the common-receiver-point domain. This noise randomization is used to introduce filters that can give a noise reduction of several dB in the low frequencies (< 30 Hz) while preserving signal fidelity. We demonstrate the noise attenuation capabilities on data from a survey carried out in the North Sea.

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