OTC 2014: WesternGeco develops marine isometric seismic technology

WesternGeco has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the IsoMetrix marine isometric seismic technology.

WesternGeco IsoMetric marine isometric seismic technology
WesternGeco IsoMetric marine isometric seismic technology

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– WesternGeco has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the IsoMetrix marine isometric seismic technology.

It enables the first truly 3D measurement of seismic wavefields using towed streamers. It delivers high-fidelity point-receiver seismic data while overcoming spatial bandwidth compromises. A new streamer design that includes measurement of the vertical and crossline gradient of the seismic wavefield enables unaliased reconstruction of the pressure wavefield between the streamers.

The company says the resulting fine isometric sampling in both crossline and inline directions provides the most accurate images of the subsurface ever recorded, making the data suitable for many interpretation and reservoir modeling applications in exploration and reservoir development.

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