GTX improves RTM turnaround time

GX Technologies Imaging Solutions has improved its reverse time migration (RTM) data assessment technique for application in the complex azimuth marine acquisition while also reducing analysis turnaround time, says ION Geophysical Corp.

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HOUSTON –GX Technologies Imaging Solutions has improved its reverse time migration (RTM) data assessment technique for application in the complex azimuth marine acquisition while also reducing analysis turnaround time, says ION Geophysical Corp.

In particular, this will reduce the time required to perform RTM on data acquired using complex azimuth geometry such as for sub-salt lines.

"RTM is the depth migration technique that is capable of delivering seismic images of the highest quality and integrity, especially in structurally complex areas or when imaging reservoir targets that are located beneath salt," says Nick Bernitsas, senior vice president of GXT. "With the proprietary enhancements GXT has made to RTM implementation … our clients can obtain RTM-derived images in the same amount of time it would take to depth migrate the data using other commonly accepted methods, such as wave-equation migration (WEM)."

03/14/2008

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