Investigating Optimal Acquisition Configurations

Read about acquisition and processing solutions to image shallow targets in shallow water environments in the June edition of Hart E&P magazine. This coincides with the release of our new interactive acquisition calculator that allows tailoring of the acquisition geometry to figure out the compromises for efficiency versus sampling.


Our latest Hart E&P article highlights the need for high-resolution data, dense spatial sampling, and near offset/near angle information for success in shallow water environments. Novel acquisition configurations presented include wide-towed sources and variable streamer-lengths. These can provide near offsets and high-resolution velocity models that deliver reliable imaging solutions to derisk exploration.

For conventional acquisition, sail line separation impacts both cost and near-offset coverage. Using an HD3D spread with triple source it is possible to reduce crossline bin size significantly. This solution is comparable with P-Cable and similar systems.

 intelligent towingThe ultra-HD3D intelligent towing configuration is designed to address the specific imaging challenges of Barents Sea the modified front-end optimizes the near offset distribution, while the long tails record refractions and diving waves for improved velocity model building using FWI.

Try our Acquisition Calculator

Adjust the input parameters on our new acquisition calculator to find the optimal configuration to solve your imaging challenge. Calculate illumination with various streamer and source configurations. Tailor the acquisition geometry and figure out the compromises for efficiency versus sampling.