Marine seismic broadband solutions, as e.g. variable-depth streamer acquisitions, have shown great potential in providing high resolution seismic imaging and better low frequency penetration compared to conventional data (Lin et al., 2011). The increased low frequency content as well as signal to noise ratio play an important role in velocity model building, especially in the presence of gas. It benefits the PreSDM with absorption compensation technology (QPSDM) as low frequency energy may penetrate better through gas clouds (Xie et al., 2009). In this paper, we will show the methodology to compensate for Q absorption effects for a case study offshore Brunei. The step change in image quality shows that it is a viable solution to improve imaging through gas clouds by combining broadband acquisition and advanced depth imaging technology (Q tomography and QPSDM).


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