Method for acquiring and processing of data from two or more simultaneously fired sources

  • US 6,545,944 B2
  • Filed: 05/30/2001
  • Issued: 04/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of seismic surveying using simultaneously recorded seismic energy sources, the method comprising:

  • (a) selecting a plurality of seismic energy sources to be used for surveying, each of said seismic energy sources containing a plurality of source elements;

    (b) positioning said plurality of seismic energy sources and associated seismic energy receivers at locations within a seismic survey area;

    (c) activating said plurality of source elements of each of said plurality of sources according to an activation sequence wherein said activation sequence is selected to enable separation of simultaneously recorded energy sources into separate source records; and

    (d) recording seismic energy generated by the plurality of activated seismic energy sources to form shot recordings.

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