Effect of out-of-plane energy on a 3C-2D seismic line in the Foothills area

Han-xing Lu


A 3C seismic survey was conducted in the Sibbald Flats area, 40 km west of Calgary (Figure 1). The line is located in a triangle zone structure which contains hydrocarbon reservoirs. Vibrator sources were used in the first stage of this survey in October 2003, later dynamite sources were used at the same receiver locations. The receiver locations are same as the survey line using Vibrator sources, but source locations are slightly different (Figure 2).

Multi-component seismic surveying on land has been tested primarily in areas with little structural deformation. This survey tried to get more experience in the multicomponent seismic in structural areas.

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