3-D converted wave asymptotic binning

Mark C. Lane, Donald C. Lawton

In order to process P-S converted elastic waves from a 3-D multicomponent survey, several geometric transformations must be performed on the recorded data. These include locating traces' common conversion points and rotating their horizontal components into a radial and transverse system. Given these, the data can be binned and standard 3-D P-P processing techniques can be applied. This paper discusses these transformations and demonstrates their application to a dataset derived from a physical model.