HOUSTON – Geokinetics Inc., says it has recently completed a second successful deployment of its proprietary AquaVib Marine Vibrator, an environmentally sound alternative to airgun sources.
The AquaVib was used to acquire repeated passes of a 13.5-km 2D test line in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Freeport, Texas. The line was acquired in water depths of 0-60 ft, testing multiple sweep parameters, tow depths, and VP intervals.
A second line was recorded using a shallow-water airgun array for data comparison purposes. Acquisition took place in January and February 2017. In all, Geokinetics says that the AquaVib successfully acquired over 85 km of source line into a 4C Ocean Bottom receiver spread.
This is the second dataset collected by the company using its proprietary AquaVib acquisition technology, and was focused on exploring the low frequency and shallow water capabilities of the unit, in addition to experimenting with a number of production sweeps. The first test was conducted in 2015 off the coast of Louisiana in deeper water.
Geokinetics says that the acquired Gulf of Mexico 2D seismic data is currently in processing with its advanced imaging services group, and that both the raw and processed AquaVib and airgun data will be available for license in 2Q 2017.