In deep water, the objective is to maximize prospect knowledge and reduce technical and economic variables. The search for new reserves is taking the industry to deeper waters and deeper prospects, often hidden below complex and seismically opaque geologic structures. Innovative acquisition techniques and new workflows enable geophysicists to better characterize the uncertainty. You'll get the clearest picture of the subsurface—and the most information—by integrating proven, complementary technologies.
Seismic data acquired from more than one direction are illuminating structures that standard surveys find hard to image, such as carbonate rocks or laminated sands below salt, and basalt formations. Multi-, wide-, and rich-azimuth techniques result in better signal/noise ratios and natural attenuation of some multiples. Coil Shooting single-vessel full azimuth acquisition geometries take the concept further, recording data from a wide range of directions.
Acquiring high-quality seismic and well data is the starting point for all reservoir simulations. But complementary data conditioning, processing, and workflows are critical for obtaining optimal results from subsequent reservoir modeling.