Multicomponent processing of seismic data at the Jackfish Heavy Oil Project, Alberta

Karen J. Pengelly, Laurence R. Lines, Donald C. Lawton

This investigation was undertaken to evaluate the processing flows needed to obtain vertical and radial post-stack migrated seismic sections from a heavy oil reservoir in Eastern Alberta. The radial filter was found to successfully attenuate shot-generated linear noise on both the vertical and radial components. Gabor deconvolution was found to successfully boost signal to noise in low fold areas of the data. The depth-variant stack has shown to have greater frequency in the near surface data compared to the CCP stack for the radial component.