Developing disruptive and revolutionary new generation seismic technologies for the Middle East
J. Hwang, G. Baeten and W. Walk
Event name: IPTC 2014: International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: Session 1: E&P GEOSCIENCE - Innovation in Geophysical Acquisition
Publication date: 19 January 2014
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We present the business and technical underpinning for developing revolutionary onshore and offshore seismic acquisition technologies in order to meet the challenges of the new E&P business portfolio. In this paper we will also describe new seismic acquisition systems developed with external technology partners and report their progress. These new systems aim at disrupting both the onshore and offshore seismic industry by delivering accurate and high quality seismic data with significant cost improvement. For land Shell is pushing toward a million channel system development in order to drastically drive the cost down with high receiver and source efficiency, and strongly improve the seismic quality with WAZ, long offsets, and broad bandwidthfor surface seismic. This system also targets permanent reservoir monitoring. For offshore applications, a multi-source fast deployed ocean bottom node (OBN) system is being developed to drastically reduce the survey cost such that it can be cost effectively applied to large exploration surveys as well as higher resolution surveys for 4D. Shell expects to commercialize these new technologies with partners in order to deploy them to Shell assets in the nearer term and to the industry in the longer term.