Estimating shear wave properties to improve hydrocarbon exploration
Underwater seismic acquisition is a standard industry process to collect marine data. The developed method acquires seismic data to estimate reservoir characteristics in a shallow sea water environment. The method involves acquiring seismic data using four component ocean bottom cable using a hydrophone and a three component geophone by varying a time delay between the shots and spacing between the shots. The method leads to the estimation of shear wave properties of a sea bed.