Resolution of seismic data acquired with vertical receiver arrays

John C. Bancroft, Yong Xu, Carlos Rodriguez-Suarez

The resolution of vertical receiver array data may be evaluated by modelling the energy that illuminates a scatterpoint.

Scatterpoints below the receiver array receive illumination at all dips less than 45 degrees. Scatterpoints that are spatially removed from the receiver array will have limited illumination of dips. The construction of reflectors from the scatterpoints will also have a limited range of dips that can be imaged.