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How do Hydraulic Vibrators Work? A Look Inside the Black BoxNormal access

Author: J. Sallas
Event name: EAGE Vibroseis Workshop - Vibroseis acquisition and processing half century later, new developments in data quality and productivity
Session: Session 1: Vibroseis Engineering
Publication date: 13 October 2008
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20147506
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 605.97Kb )
Price: € 20

Roughly half of today’s land seismic data surveys use P-wave hydraulic vibrators for sources.
The use of measured source signals and ability to control source spectral output in both
amplitude and phase has led to many innovative ways to dramatically increase acquisition
productivity. A working knowledge of how the vibrator system works and its limitations can
provide insight into how best to effectively radiate compression waves, extend bandwidth and
avoid pitfalls. This presentation offers a basic overview to help provide that insight.

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