3D seismic in the Uinta

The valleys, plateaus, cliffs, and weather of the southern Uinta basin make 3D seismic data acquisition, well, interesting.Hardly a paved road exists in this 4,500-sq-mile area south of Vernal, Utah, says Marc Eckels, lead author of OGJ’s New Views of the Subsurface special article starting on p. 32. Eckels is vice-president and chief operating officer of private Wind River Resources Corp., Roosevelt, Utah.Wind River is involved in two 3D seismic projects that are 5 miles apart as the crow flies but 52 miles by road. Closest electricity: 40 miles.Eckels said, “It is always a pretty remote area, but this winter we had very early heavy snow followed by mild temperatures and a lo...

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