Paradigm aim to 'redefine geological interpretation'

Incorporating workflows for fault seal assessment, reservoir characterisation and production data analysis

Marlink renews contract with Fugro-Geoteam

Reliable and flexible VSAT essential for seismic vessel operator

Fresnel zone binning analysis and quality of seismic data processing

Hejie Wang, Usman Raja, Jingdong Liu and Ottar Sandvin evaluate the Fresnel Zone Binning infill criteria used in a 3D survey acquired for Statoil at Nordkapp in the Barentsea.

Shale reservoir characterisation in the Haynesville

Jo Firth looks at an integrated geophysical approach to characterising shale gas reservoirs

Ten-thruster ROV

Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus has two, three-function hydraulic camera booms, a wheeled skid and manipulator system, plus two cameras

Hydrographic surveys improve with faster data handling and better positioning

Hydrographic surveys can now handle large multibeam sonar datasets even faster and make use of improved georeferencing and motion control technology. Sean Ottewell explains

Data handling key to success of major seismic surveys

Thanks to improvements in data handling, many of the latest seismic surveys - from the Seychelles and the Falklands to Iraq and Albania - are revealing promising oil and gas reserves. Eugene McCarthy reports

Technology tie ups boost seismic sensing capabilities

Sean Ottewell reports on a raft of technology tie-ups are providing users with novel technologies together with increased technical support and training services

The 'thinking' ROV

Precise and instantaneous feedback means the operator no longer has to make assumptions about the state of the ROV

Multi-purpose vessel for marine surveying

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey launches 110ft research vessel for marine surveying

Improved measurement of tight rocks such as shales

GeoSpec2 simplifies core measurements by offering a single instrument to measure standard core parameters

Successful interpretation of seismic data

Powerful software solutions are essential to interpret seismic data successfully. Here we look at what the major players have got. Sean Ottewell reports

Subsea 2012: Reaching further, going deeper

Annual conference and exhibition will attract around 2,000 to Aberdeen on 8th and 9th of February 2012

Providing one-stop marine data acquisition solutions in North America

Geotechnical services — integral to renewable and civil engineering projects to determine optimal placement of offshore infrastructure — are in increasingly high demand as projects ramp-up in North American waters

Borehole seismic: using multiple stacked geophones

William Wills discusses some of the advantages of employing multiple stacked geophones within a borehole seismic monitoring system in order to accurately map fracture induced microseismic events

Latest trends in seismic acquisition technology

Global spending on seismic has reached 7 BUSD in 2011, and is expected to increase by ~30 per cent. This investment is a result of the need for more, better and cost-effective data, and the response of the seismic industry is strong, with innovative solutions being developed to meet this challenge. Eric de Graaff explains

Plug-in for petrophysics interpretation

A plug-in has been developed which will lead to improved well-to-seismic ties, more robust models and the more accurate interpretation of 3D seismic

Seismic surveys progress worldwide

From Malta to Mongolia, a raft of new seismic surveys have been announced. Sean Ottewell reports

Filling in missing information for offshore engineers

Survey companies are investing heavily in new equipment in order to improve their accuracy and to perform better in inhospitable environments. Sean Ottewell reports

Assessing permanent reservoir monitoring system

Critical analysis during the development of wet-end array of fibre-optic seabed seismic sensing system



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