SEG: Group to research low frequency seismic

Five multinational oil and gas exploration and development companies have joined a 3-year project to research low frequency seismic technologies for hydrocarbon reservoir detection and characterization.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 26
-- Five multinational oil and gas exploration and development companies have joined a 3-year project to research low frequency seismic technologies for hydrocarbon reservoir detection and characterization.

Early participants are Cairn Energy PLC, Chevron Corp., ExxonMobil Corp., GDF Suez, and Petroleos Mexicanos. An Asian national oil company is expected to join the group, known as Low Frequency Seismic Partnership, within months, said Spectraseis, Zurich, Switzerland.

The program will cover key application elements of low frequency seismic technology, such as data acquisition and processing, as well as fundamental theoretical studies, in partnership with researchers at Spectraseis, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, and the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Participants will be at the leading edge of the latest research on low frequency seismic applications and will learn how to extract the maximum value from this technology for their companies, Spectraseis said (OGJ, Oct. 26, 2009, p. 33).

Established in 2003, Spectraseis is the principal technology and service provider in the fast-emerging field of low frequency seismic geophysical surveys and data analysis.

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