Seismic weight drop quest leads to improved data, costs, footprint

Video of this system in operation is available to subscribers at Click back issue on left navigation bar and enter issue date (Mar. 22, 2004). Subscribers who have not registered for the subscription area of OGJ Online can register by clicking the Subscribe tab at the top of the home page. Follow links for Customer Service. Trials with weights dropped from helicopters in northern Canada have led instead to a highly controllable, ground based seismic impact source vehicle that compares favorably with conventional dynamite acquisition methods.Designed and built in late 2003, the Explorer 860 buggy has been used with high repeatability to acquire 3D and 2D seismic data ...

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