objective of this study is to determine the depths of the deepest targets
that can be imaged with long-offset, 4-component, ocean-bottom-cable (4-C
OBC) seismic data across large areas of the Gulf of Mexico. P-P and P-SV
modes acquired at offsets of 9 km and 10 km are used in this investigation.
The first principal study area covers 4,000 square miles of the Louisiana
shelf (Shelf B area, Fig. 1). The seismic data used in this study are provided
by WesternGeco, an EGL sponsor. Key acquisition parameters involved in 4-C
OBC data acquisition across each major offshore area are listed in the accompanying
table. The funding for this study is provided by the Research Partnership
to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA).