Application of general Surface Multiple Prediction, a true Azimuth 3D Surface related Multiple Elimination Technique, in the deep Water Area of the eastern Makassar Strait

A.T. Waluyo
Proc. Indon Petrol. Assoc., 33rd Ann. Conv.   unpublished
In recent years, the deep water area of the Eastern Makassar Strait has becoming a target for hydrocarbon exploration in Indonesia. 3D seismic surveying, as an exploration tool, has been carried out in some of the blocks. Due to water-bottom shape and reflectivity complexity, the seismic data resulting from one of the surveys showed strong and complex surface-related multiples that conceal the underlying primary seismic energy. Without an effective demultiple technique, the resulting image from
more » ... esulting image from data processing can give limited information. Recently WesternGeco introduced 3D General Surface Multiple Prediction (3D GSMP*) as a solution to attenuation of multiples in this type of environment. In this paper, WesternGeco together with StatoilHydro, illustrate and compare the successful use of this approach with a case history from the newly acquired data of the Karama block in the Eastern Makassar Strait.
doi:10.29118/ipa.2193.09.g.182 fatcat:yd426s6ztbhyjeeyz4s7yovwp4