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The Autonomous Midwater Stationary Cable (Freecable): A Totally Flexible Acquisition TechnologyNormal access

Authors: E. Bathellier and L. Haumonté
Event name: Marine Acquisition Workshop 2018
Session: Advances in Marine Seismic Acquisition: The Receiver Side
Publication date: 22 August 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201802093
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 504.78Kb )
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Haumonté et al. (2016a) recently introduced a new marine seismic acquisition method named midwater stationary cable (MSC). This technique uses recording autonomous vessels (RAV) to command and control independent seismic four-component cables. It is demonstrated in this paper that the high number of degrees of freedom of the FreeCable system enables to record full-azimuth, full-offset, low-noise and full-band data which materializes in geophysical advantages and productivity gains.

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