A discussion of some more or less controversial issues in exploration geophysics

  1. A discussion of “Using Noise-corrected OVT fold to optimise land seismic acquisition risk, costs, and quality” by C. Stork in First Break, January 2023.
  2. A discussion on the design of a 3D survey in an area of chaotically-scattered source-generated noise as presented by Cooper et al. in the CSEG Recorder of September 2017.
  3. Variable_line_intervals_in_orthogonal_geometry are applied in some areas. See this September 2014 note for a discussion.
  4. .Why_unique_fold is a poor concept . This January 2013 note explains why the concept of unique fold is not useful for guiding the choice of survey design parameters.
  5. Noise suppression, prestack imaging and freedom_of_choice (2008). Do we need freedom in the choice of receiver station locations?
  6. The effect of geophones and geophone arrays on signal (2005).
  7. Comments to two papers in the Special Section on “Seismic Survey Design” in The Leading Edge of October 2004: Teepee technology applied to C-wave acquisition design (Thomas and Neff) and Seismic survey design in environmentally sensitive regions of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Nyland).
  8. Analyzing the effectiveness of receiver arrays for multicomponent seismic exploration, Hoffe et al., Geophysics, November/December 2002
  9. Quantitative measures of image resolution for seismic survey design, Gibson and Tzimeas, Geophysics, November/December 2002
  10. Comments to hybrid-gather patents (2002)
  11. A discussion of conventional wisdom on 3D seismic survey design (2002; see also Comparison, SEG, 2003)
  12. Processing the Hod 3D multicomponent OBS survey, comparing parallel and orthogonal acquisition geometries, Kommedal et al., TLE, August 2002.
  13. Wide-azimuth acquisition, Cambois, Ronen and Zhu, and Narrow versus wide, Cordsen and Galbraith, TLE, August 2002.
  14. Moving shots on a 3-D seismic survey, Donze and Crews, TLE May 2000.
  15. Seismic illumination, (presentation of the CRS-stack principle), Hubral, Hoecht, and Jaeger, TLE, November 1999.
  16. 3-D seismic survey design as an optimization problem, Liner et al., TLE, September 1999.
  17. Quasi-random sampling, Sun, Schuster and Sikorski, Geophysics, 1997, 918-928 with Reply to reply.
  18. Interpolation (beyond Nyquist?), (1997)
  19. The Mega-bin technique, Goodway & Ragan, Proceedings 1997 SEG Summer Research Workshop.
  20. The RSI² technique, Wisecup, Geophysics, March-April 1998, 763-771 with Reply to reply.