A plot of data after such a crosscorrelation is shown in Figure . Here the traces have been sorted by their offset from the well. There is an event at zero lag on the near offsets that can be tracked across all offsets and occurs at around 0.08 seconds on the far offsets. It is important to note that crosscorrelation preserves the moveout of the drill bit signal. Thus the same search for sources can be performed after crosscorrelation. Perhaps we will see evidence of scattering of drill bit energy off subsurface structure. This is one subject of future work.
Data after crosscorrelation with an estimate of the drill bit source signal. The event at zero lag on the near offsets is the direct arrival from the drill bit. Moveout is preserved.