About two-thirds of the world’s daily oil production comes from mature fields, according to a report from IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and Halliburton suggests that around 80% of these fields are located in the Middle East and North Africa.
Brownfield optimization is the primary driver behind high-density broadband seismic acquisition. High-resolution imaging of not only the reservoir, but also the various migration pathways throughout the entire field, is needed to understand where injected fluids and gas accumulate, and the impact field flooding has on the formation and subsequent production volumes.
Fortunately, desert environments are the perfect host for high-density surveys on account of their isolation, limited vegetation and nothing but sand as far as the eye can see. (And let’s not forget the heat.) It’s also been the birthplace for many of today’s high-productivity vibroseis methods that are shattering seismic acquisition records.View Products
What does it all mean? Vibroseis terms can be confusing, and there are many terms used in seismic acquisition today. This is exacerbated by the fact that, in some instances, the same term is used with a different meaning depending on the context it is being applied. Our team here at INOVA discuss vibroseis terminology and explains terms like fundamental ground force and peak ground force as well as other common terms used today.
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