The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository
Warning ePrints Soton is experiencing an issue with some file downloads not being available. We are working hard to fix this. Please bear with us.

The geological Hubble: A reappraisal for shallow water

The geological Hubble: A reappraisal for shallow water
The geological Hubble: A reappraisal for shallow water
Traditional two-dimensional (2D) seismic acquisition techniques image the subsurface using a grid of orthogonal lines. Dips are recorded only in the along-track direction, limiting migration to a 2D along-track approximation of the inherently 3D wavefields. This produces profiles that are often complicated by out-of-plane reflections and with resolution (for structural interpretation) constrained by the line spacing rather than the source wavelength. The acquisition of true 3D seismic reflection data, in contrast, provides dip information for the reflected wavefields in both along- and across-track directions. This allows a full treatment of the 3D wavefields during migration, affording accurate 3D structural reconstruction, significantly improved resolution (theoretically 1/2 source wavelength), and increasing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) through more effective noise cancellation.
1070-485X
154-159
Vardy, Mark E.
8dd019dc-e57d-4b49-8f23-0fa6d246e69d
Bull, Jonathan M.
974037fd-544b-458f-98cc-ce8eca89e3c8
Dix, Justin K.
efbb0b6e-7dfd-47e1-ae96-92412bd45628
Henstock, Timothy J.
27c450a4-3e6b-41f8-97f9-4e0e181400bb
Plets, Ruth M. K.
b21506b6-5b0f-451d-9c93-ab8ed40e1581
Gutowski, Martin
cd31d0d7-2bcc-4c54-8b33-610ce765d7e5
Hogarth, Peter
655cda79-d358-4f19-9ac1-080d358db76e
Vardy, Mark E.
8dd019dc-e57d-4b49-8f23-0fa6d246e69d
Bull, Jonathan M.
974037fd-544b-458f-98cc-ce8eca89e3c8
Dix, Justin K.
efbb0b6e-7dfd-47e1-ae96-92412bd45628
Henstock, Timothy J.
27c450a4-3e6b-41f8-97f9-4e0e181400bb
Plets, Ruth M. K.
b21506b6-5b0f-451d-9c93-ab8ed40e1581
Gutowski, Martin
cd31d0d7-2bcc-4c54-8b33-610ce765d7e5
Hogarth, Peter
655cda79-d358-4f19-9ac1-080d358db76e

Vardy, Mark E., Bull, Jonathan M., Dix, Justin K., Henstock, Timothy J., Plets, Ruth M. K., Gutowski, Martin and Hogarth, Peter (2011) The geological Hubble: A reappraisal for shallow water. The Leading Edge, 30 (2), 154-159. (doi:10.1190/1.3555325).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Traditional two-dimensional (2D) seismic acquisition techniques image the subsurface using a grid of orthogonal lines. Dips are recorded only in the along-track direction, limiting migration to a 2D along-track approximation of the inherently 3D wavefields. This produces profiles that are often complicated by out-of-plane reflections and with resolution (for structural interpretation) constrained by the line spacing rather than the source wavelength. The acquisition of true 3D seismic reflection data, in contrast, provides dip information for the reflected wavefields in both along- and across-track directions. This allows a full treatment of the 3D wavefields during migration, affording accurate 3D structural reconstruction, significantly improved resolution (theoretically 1/2 source wavelength), and increasing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) through more effective noise cancellation.

This record has no associated files available for download.

More information

Published date: 2011

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 175899
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/175899
ISSN: 1070-485X
PURE UUID: 2e4da237-d68c-431f-b22d-061c3c504ef0
ORCID for Timothy J. Henstock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2132-2514

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 28 Feb 2011 15:32
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 03:00

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Mark E. Vardy
Author: Justin K. Dix
Author: Ruth M. K. Plets
Author: Martin Gutowski
Author: Peter Hogarth

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×