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Seismic Survey Design & Modeling

Solutions that enable the highest-quality geophysical answers

Seismic survey consultation tailored to your imaging challenges

Ensuring that you achieve the best return on your investment in seismic acquisition requires navigating rapidly evolving acquisition and data processing techniques to optimize your survey design and modeling. We help you unlock your imaging challenge by matching it with advanced modeling tools and the best acquisition and processing solutions.

From the point of survey conception through to the planning and tendering stages, we help assess your specific imaging challenges by reviewing legacy data and delineating acquisition and processing options. For future or ongoing time-lapse programs, we’ll determine the required geometry and monitoring time period toward building a comprehensive acquisition strategy.

Our approaches include

  • 1D and surface attribute analysis
  • 3D anisotropic ray tracing
  • ray and wave equation–based illumination analysis
  • 1D and 2D acoustic and elastic finite difference modeling
  • 3D acoustic and viscoelastic, anisotropic finite difference modeling.
Illumination spectra analysis determines key illumination characteristics such as the dip and azimuth of illuminated reflectors for a given survey.
Illumination spectra analysis enables us to determine key characteristics such as the dip and azimuth of illuminated reflectors. These are then used in the survey design process to evaluate and compare the proposed acquisition solutions.

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