Source Isolation: A Seismic Shift For Seabed Seismic Productivity
J.O.A. Robertsson, F. Andersson, D.J. van Manen, K. Eggenberger, R. Walker, F. van den Broek, E. Frømyr and I. Gimse
Event name: Marine Acquisition Workshop 2018
Session: Seismic Source Technology
Publication date: 22 August 2018
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Price: € 20
Seabed seismic data have proven critical for addressing long-standing challenges in seismic imaging both for exploration and especially optimizing reservoir development and management, including broadband data acquisition, full azimuth acquisition, gas clouds or removal of multiples to name a few. Historically, OBS acquisition has been expensive and an increased focus on receiver efficiency and source efficiency is essential to bring the cost down. The Marine Autonomous Seismic System (MASS) is a miniaturized long-battery life 4-component node designed for efficient OBS acquisition (Steen-Hansen, 2017). The compact size allows for handling large numbers of receivers during operations in an automated manner. With such significant advances on the receiver side, a step change is needed for source side technology where little has happened since the advent of flip/flop acquisition in the early 1980’s.