3C Multicomponent S-Wave Processing

A natural progression from our P-wave processing is the most recent addition to our SeisRight™ toolbox; 3C processing including shear wave splitting analysis.

By ensuring some important items such as correct geophone rotation, polarization filtering for ground roll, ACP gathering and later CCP gathering and event registration, we ensure accurate and reliable S-wave processing. We remove the effects of shear wave splitting in the zone of interest by solving for multi-layer differential anisotropy. After the anisotropy has been removed, the energy found on the transverse component due to shear wave splitting is added to the radial component. This not only results in improvement in stack quality, but also in determining orientations and magnitudes of anisotropy for each of the analyzed layers.