Seismic for Unconventional Resources

Sophisticated seismic acquisition, processing, visualization, and interpretation technologies and services enhance every aspect of unconventional resource development, from evaluation to production management.

Evaluation and appraisal

Data acquisition and processing

UniQ Integrated Point-Receiver Land Seismic System
Latest-generation system that extends the capabilities of modern seismic imaging to address ever more complex geology.

Signal Processing and Data Conditioning
Essential foundation for any seismic processing workflow, addressing challenges from data calibration to noise attenuation and signal enhancement.

VSI Versatile Seismic Imager
Quality borehole seismic acquisition efficiently delivered to surface for sharper, more accurate images.

Modeling and interpretation

CIP-Tomo Cell-Based 3D Tomography
Common image point (CIP) tomography, incorporating anisotropy and producing accurate velocity models in the most challenging geological settings.

Interpretation Services for Geophysics
Improved prospect identification and evaluation through integration of seismic, stratigraphic, structural, and geochemical analyses.

Petrel Geophysics Seismic Interpretation Software
Scalable, integrated pre- and poststack geophysical workflows, taking you seamlessly from regional exploration to reservoir development.

Petrel Classification and Estimation
Neural networks to train estimation models for facies classification, prediction of well logs, seismic attribute cubes, 3D properties, and surfaces.

PetroMod Petroleum Systems Modeling Software
Seismic, well, and geological data integration to predict oil and gas generation, migration, accumulation, and loss over geological time.

Static Seismic Inversion
2D and 3D seismic data inversion to solve for acoustic and elastic rock properties.

Core-Log-Seismic Integration Service
Laboratory core analysis integration with log and seismic data to help find the most economical zones for more efficient shale gas and liquid production.

Depth Imaging and Velocity Model Building
Superior technologies and algorithms to delineate the most complex geological structures, aiding risk assessment and helping improve drilling success rates.


SGD Seismic Guided Drilling
Ahead-of-the-bit structural, stratigraphic, lithological, and geomechanical information through rapid integration of seismic data acquired while drilling and log measurements.


Mechanical Earth Model
Numerical representation of the reservoir's geomechanical state, using seismic and other data for dynamic evaluation of the effects of drilling and producing.

StimMAP Hydraulic Fracture Mapping Service
Hydraulic fracture monitoring through capture of microseismic activity within 30 s of occurrence.

Microseismic Interpretation
Complex acoustic waveform processing, imaging the spatial and temporal evolution of fracture networks, and characterizing stress patterns—in real time if desired.

Mangrove Engineered Stimulation Design in the Petrel Platform
Complex fracture simulation in shale reservoirs, incorporating geological and geophysical (G&G), petrophysical, geomechanical, and microseismic data.


Time-Lapse 4D Reservoir Analysis
Feasibility modeling, optimal design, and interpretation of time-lapse (4D) seismic surveys to monitor reservoir changes in response to production.

DeepLook-CS Crosswell Seismic Imaging Service
Up to 100 times the resolution of surface seismic data by placing the receivers and source in adjacent wells and imaging the interwell volume.

Define Reservoir Properties to Predict Shale Production

Image shows the borehole pressure distribution in the producer well.
Integrated seismic-to-simulation workflow reliably identifies the highest-productivity sweet spots in shale play. Read case study

Multiclient Data for North America Unconventionals

Vector Seismic data processing
Vector Seismic 2D and 3D multiclient surveys provide high-quality imaging to identify emerging unconventional plays. Visit Vector Seismic page