Opening up Ocean Bottom Seismic to the Exploration Market
T. Bunting, J. Moses and J. Keggin
Event name: First EAGE/ASGA Petroleum Exploration Workshop
Session: Seismic Acquisition
Publication date: 02 October 2017
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It is generally accepted, by the industry, that seismic surveys acquired using seabed seismic receivers deliver the optimum measurement of subsurface reflectivity. However, historically seabed seismic surveys were not widely used due to the higher acquisition costs. In general, seabed surveys were only considered for the most challenging geophysical objectives such as production management projects where high repeatability is critical or complex geologies where full azimuth measurements are required. Recent technology advancements have delivered a step change in acquisition efficiency and cost with further improvements expected. The paper will review these improvements and make predictions on future survey efficiencies.