May 9th-Data Proc. & Acquisn. SIG: Assessing Marine 3D Seismic Acquisition with Triple Source and Deep Tow Streamers*

Data Processing & Acquisition SIG
Sponsored by Schlumberger and WesternGeco
Event Location:
Q Auditorium

10001 Richmond Avenue 
Houston TX 77042 USA

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Speaker: Peter Aaron, Apache Corporation
Co-Authors: Grant Byerley and Dave Monk; Apache Corporation

Over the last ten years both broadband and simultaneous source acquisition have played a major role in advancing the data quality and efficiency of 3D marine seismic surveys. This is made possible through the continued improvement of specialized processing techniques called “de-ghosting” and “de-blending”. Prior to acquiring data offshore Suriname in 2016 two key design aspects were assessed which would have a significant impact on both the data quality and efficiency. The first was a triple source design allowing for greater efficiency at the expense of overlapping shot records and the second was to tow the streamers deeper leading to improved signal content and reduced exposure to weather downtime. This presentation shows how test datasets were used to compare current industry capabilities for “de-ghosting” and “de-blending” and to ultimately validate the new acquisition technology.

Speaker Biography: Peter Aaron, Apache Corporation
Peter Aaron graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Birmingham (2000) and an M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Leeds (2001). He joined Petroleum Geo-Services in 2001 and worked on the development and commercialization of seismic processing software including signal enhancement, multiple attenuation, source separation and de-ghosting techniques before moving into an Area Geophysicist role in 2011. Since 2013 Peter has been employed with Apache Corporation and is currently a Staff Geophysicist in their E&P Technology Geophysics group where he oversees both land and marine external and in-house processing projects.

Time Schedule:
4:30 PM – sign-in, social time
5:00 PM – start of presentation
6:00 PM - close of meeting


5/9/2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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