PGS Authors Awarded Best Paper in The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge award for best paper in 2015 was presented to four PGS authors at a ceremony held at the SEG Annual Conference in Dallas last night.  

Their article “Separated-wavefield imaging using primary and multiple energy” was featured in The Leading Edge July 2015 edition and showcases PGS SWIM® technology.  The technique benefits from the unique dual-sensor wavefield recordings provided by GeoStreamer® and takes advantage of the extra illumination provided by sea-surface reflections which have historically been treated as unwanted noise.   

SWIM has a proven global track record and the paper highlights applications both on a deepwater wide-azimuth (WAZ) survey from the Gulf of Mexico and a shallow-water narrow-azimuth (NAZ) dataset from offshore Malaysia.

The front cover of the edition featured the now-iconic SWIM shallow water image from Malaysia, revealing the complex channel systems with remarkable clarity. This level of detail has been unachievable with traditional imaging techniques.

"PGS is very proud that yet another of its industry-leading technologies has been recognized with this prestigious award, underlining our position at the forefront of marine seismic innovation," said Volker Dirks Vice President Technology Solutions.

Many congratulations to the authors Shaoping Lu, Dan N. Whitmore, Alejandro A. Valenciano, and Nizar Chemingui.

 PGS awarded best paper in TLEThe front cover of The Leading Edge July 2015 edition featuring a SWIM shallow water image from Malaysia.