Borehole Seismic

Collecting borehole data for reservoir characterization

Borehole seismic data collected during and after the drilling of exploration and appraisal wells delivers valuable information that is critical for reservoir characterization. Combined with surface seismic data, borehole seismic surveys can help calibrate results and improve your predictions, as well as image specific reservoir features around the borehole. Drillpipe-conveyed systems are used to collect information on seismic velocities while drilling and to predict lithological changes ahead of the bit. Wireline-conveyed tools and systems are used to acquire high-resolution seismic images in and beyond the borehole.

Many subsurface imaging problems cannot be solved without a 3D survey, and when a survey also needs to be performed in the borehole, the solution is 3D vertical seismic profile (VSP) technology. Our new distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system reduces VSP acquisition time from the hours required by conventional seismic operations to just minutes.

3D VSP Processing

Perform 3D surveys in the borehole with 3D vertical seismic profile (VSP) technology.

Distributed Acoustic Sensing Technology

Make every logging run and fiber installation an opportunity for borehole seismic acquisition in minutes.

Wireline Services for Geophysics

Acquire superior-resolution seismic data and images with the Q-Borehole integrated borehole seismic system including on land with the highway legal, offroad mobile Q-Borehole Explorer truck vibrator.

seismicVISION Seismic-While-Drilling Service

Deliver borehole seismic measurements for real-time, time-depth-velocity information without disrupting drilling operations.

Interpretation Services for Geophysics

Work closely with Schlumberger petrotechnical teams to integrate geophysical data and interpretations into field and reservoir models that lead to better reservoir characterization, enhanced completions and drilling results, and better production decision.

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Borehole Seismic Surveys in Minutes, not Hours

VSP data collected using single- and multimode optical fibers.
By using any optical-fiber cable deployed or installed in a well, distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) uses only minimal equipment at surface and doesn't require running tools. Visit Distributed Acoustic Sensing page