SEAM receives RPSEA award

SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) Corp. has won a $2-million award for “Geophysical Modeling for Studying Acquisition and Processing Methods in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico” from under the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America’s (RPSEA) Ultra-Deepwater Program.

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) Corp. has won a $2-million award for “Geophysical Modeling for Studying Acquisition and Processing Methods in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico” from under the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America’s (RPSEA) Ultra-Deepwater Program. Work has begun, and the project is scheduled to be complete by July 2011.

The SEAM initiative of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) began in early 2007 with the launch of Phase I, bringing together 24 companies involved in deepwater GoM oil and gas operations.

The project goal is to develop a suite of synthetic geophysical datasets for industry and the geophysical research community to improve reservoir imaging techniques. Synthetic data will be acquired over an existing SEAM numerical earth model that represents a 60-block subsalt exploration area in the deepwater GoM. The datasets are to include acoustic and elastic seismic, controlled source electromagnetic, magnetotelluric, and gravity data. These datasets will be used to develop best practices for acquisition and processing of geophysical imaging data in deep, complex hydrocarbon reservoirs, particularly those in difficult to illuminate regions where salt bodies or other complexities are present.

07/29/2009

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