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Scott C Hornbostel, Arthur H Thompson, Thomas C Halsey, Robert A Raschke, Clint A Davis: Nonlinear electroseismic exploration. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, J Paul Plummer, December 16, 2003: US06664788 (40 worldwide citation)

A method for seismic exploration using nonlinear conversions between electromagnetic and seismic energy, with particular attention to the electromagnetic source waveform used. According to the invention, seismic returns from a source waveform are correlated with a reference waveform, with both wavef ...


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Scott C Hornbostel: Sparse hyperbolic inversion of seismic data. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co, Keith A Bell, April 17, 2001: US06219621 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of sparse hyperbolic inversion is used to suppress multiples in marine seismic data. By explicitly including the two-way water-bottom reflection traveltime and water-bottom reflection coefficient as part of an augmented model domain, the inversion may be successfully carried out even for in ...


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Scott C Hornbostel: Method for seismic trace interpolation. Exxon Production Research Company, Vaden Eickenroht Thompson & Boulware, October 16, 1990: US04964098 (26 worldwide citation)

A method for seismic trace interpolation by dip range analysis is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, a series of dip ranges are defined by a plurality of dips. A trace estimate for each of the dip ranges is generated by filtering with a mathematically integrated time shift in each frequency com ...


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Scott C Hornbostel, Stanley V Morris: Method of determining optimal seismic multistreamer spacing. Exxon Production Research Company, E Richard Zamecki, May 14, 1996: US05517463 (21 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of determining the optimal spacing of seismic receiver lines, including marine streamers. A weighted squared error function is defined between a desired array response function and an actual response function, and the error function is minimized to determine the values of cross ...


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Scott C Hornbostel, Arthur H Thompson: Source waveforms for electroseismic exploration. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, J Paul Plummer, November 5, 2002: US06477113 (17 worldwide citation)

A method for seismic exploration using conversions between electromagnetic and seismic energy, with particular attention to the electromagnetic source waveform used. According to the invention, source waveforms are correlated with reference waveforms selected to minimize correlation side lobes. Line ...


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Arthur H Thompson, Scott C Hornbostel: Electrode configurations for suppression of electroseismic source noise. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co Law Dept, August 11, 2009: US07573780 (13 worldwide citation)

Method for survey design including configuring electrodes to reduce near-surface noise in the seismic response from an electroseismic survey of a subterranean formation. Different embodiments of the invention include (1) selective measurement of the surface noise to remove it from the data; (2) supp ...


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Scott C Hornbostel, Kenneth E Green: Method for electroseismic survey design. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co Law Dept, May 1, 2012: US08169222 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for designing a controlled-source electromagnetic survey that will discriminate between a defined deep marginal-interest reservoir (2) and specified false positive resistivity structures of concern (3, 4, 5). A reservoir model and a false positive model are constructed for each false positi ...


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Glen W Bishop, Scott C Hornbostel: Method for restoring the background appearance of two-dimensional filtered seismic data. Exxon Production Research Company, Alfred A Equitz, Keith A Bell, February 28, 1989: US04809238 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for restoring to filtered seismic data at least some of the ramdom background noise associated with the data in its form prior to filtering. The method includes the steps of filtering seismic data in a two-dimensional filter; generating a noise signal representing the random background nois ...


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Xinyou Lu, Scott C Hornbostel, Dennis E Willen: Method and apparatus for utilizing time division multiple waveform transmitting. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, August 30, 2011: US08008920 (7 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of constructing a signal for a controlled source electromagnetic survey is described. In one embodiment, a method is described that includes determining a first waveform and a second waveform, the first waveform and second waveform related to a combined frequency spectrum and ...


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Scott C Hornbostel, Azik I Perelberg: Method of using a circularly-polarized source to characterize seismic anisotropy. Exxon Production Research Company, Vaden Eickenroht Thompson & Boulware, February 19, 1991: US04995008 (4 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for detecting the presence or absence of anisotropy in a subterranean geological formation and for determining its orientation. In a first preferred embodiment, the method utilizes a seismic source which generates circularly polarized shear waves and directs them to a target fo ...