Common Conversion Point (CCP) Binning

Unlike conventional p-wave seismic, the converted wave raypath is not reciprocal, meaning conversion midpoints vary laterally with time. Absolute has both an asymptotic conversion point (ACP) approximation tool and a more accurate common conversion point (CCP) method. ACP binning is often used in intermediate processing stages like velocities, statics and quality control while CCP binning is used in the final stages to produce more accurate stacks and images.

Both methods require an understanding of the VP/VS ratios present in the survey area – information that we can pick from the multicomponent data and constrain using well data.