Interferometric extrapolation of OBS and SSP data

Shuqian Dong*, Gerard T. Schuster

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present the theory and numerical results for interferometrically extrapolating ocean bottom seismic (OBS) and surface seismic profile (SSP) data. This method employs a natural Green's function (i.e. shot gather) and a model-based Green's function. Numerical results show that the OBS and SSP receiver apertures can be more than doubled in width by applying interferometric extrapolation to seismic data. Results also suggest that an OBS or marine SSP survey can yield much more information about the reflectors if data are extrapolated by interferometry. This assumes that the sources are located both outside and inside the recording aperture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3013-3017
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Illumination
  • Interpolation
  • Marine
  • Migration
  • Multiples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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