Elimination of multiples from acoustic reflection data is important to reduce the effect of their presence in velocity model building and subsequent imaging. Many processing schemes assume only primary reflection events are present in the data. Free-surface multiple elimination is an established technology, but internal multiple elimination is under development. We show that new data-driven processing methods have led to a robust multiple elimination scheme. This scheme removes free-surface and internal multiples contemporarily but can also eliminate internal multiples after free-surface multiples elimination. For each recording time instant, the method computes two filters using only the measured reflection response and an estimate of the source time signature. Once the filters are computed, they are used to filter the data up to that time instant. The result is that multiples related to reflectors with a two-way travel time less than the chosen time instant are removed from the data. This removes possible overlap with the primary reflection from the first deeper reflector. This event can be taken and stored in a new dataset. Repeating the procedure for all recording times produces the desired primaries only dataset. A numerical and a field data example show the effectiveness of the method.
|Title of host publication||Extended Abstracts - 16th SAGA Biennial Conference & Exhibition 2019|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||16th SAGA Biennial Conference & Exhibition 2019: Current informing the future - Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa|
Duration: 6 Oct 2019 → 9 Oct 2019
|Conference||16th SAGA Biennial Conference & Exhibition 2019|
|Abbreviated title||SAGA 2019|
|Period||6/10/19 → 9/10/19|
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- multiple elimination