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Shine a light on geothermal potential with low cost seismic solutions

Pinpoint viable geothermal production locations and monitor wells during operations with cutting-edge land seismic technology and solutions

The process of locating and producing geothermal energy presents some unique challenges...

Stringent approval processes

Limited budgets

Long-term return on investment

Well failure

How can seismic data be used to overcome common challenges associated with geothermal projects?

Land seismic data can be used to de-risk decision making and drilling operations by pinpointing viable geothermal production locations and monitoring well integrity during operations. Discover the seismic surveys that make this possible...

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Geothermal Exploration

Scouting (2D or 3D surveys)

  • Regional scouting to high-grade potential sites for geothermal projects, reviewing depth to target horizon and key structural elements in the area (faulting, fracturing, etc) - to determine that a suitable geothermal system is in place
  • Aquifer volume and depth identification impacts water temperature estimates and thus the design of facilities
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Geothermal Exploration

High-density 3D surveys

Required to de-risk pre-drill decision making

  • Operators must demonstrate to the regulator/stakeholders that the geothermal project is safe, potential risks have been identified and a plan is in place to mitigate them
  • Fault identification is critical for optimising well placement – avoiding possible loss zones, maximising well recovery and thus reducing well count
  • Understanding permeability networks is key for establishing good flow rates and recharge of the aquifer
  • Sometimes a repeat survey is acquired during the geothermal project's operational lifetime, but not common. This may be required depending on each countries/region permitting regulation
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During Production

Monitoring surveys

  • Generally, all geothermal projects will require a long-term monitoring plan to ensure the initial project plan is in line with expectations and the project is operating safely
  • Dependent on local regulation and stakeholder needs various levels of seismicity monitoring may be required. Options can range from several seismic receivers to hundreds to assist in detecting and locating subsurface seismicity.

How STRYDE can help - our solutions

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Full turn-key land seismic solutions

An end-to-end solution comprising of survey planning, survey design and optimisation, delivery of seismic acquisition programs using cutting-edge technology and techniques, and seismic data processing solutions.

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Seismic planning

Development of a seismic survey plan (single project or long-term (multi-year program)) to support permitting/regulation compliance

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Survey design excellence

Design of a fully optimised 2D, pseudo-3D, 3D, seismicity, or monitoring survey

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Seismic acquisition

Efficient and cost-effective seismic inclusive of the world's smallest, lightest and most affordable receiver system, source technologies and the survey acquisition team required to execute the survey

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Fast-track seismic data processing

Low cost, fast-track seismic data processing, inclusive of time, depth and analysis of seismicity data

Case study

A dense 3D nodal seismic survey for geothermal exploration in Switzerland

how we do it

The STRYDE Nimble Seismic System™

The STRYDE Nimble System™ is designed to help unlock and de-risk geothermal projects. Hear more from our Product Manager, Tom O'Toole, as he runs through all the capabilities of our cutting-edge land seismic technology that will deliver the seismic data you need to make informed decisions at pace.

Why should STRYDE be selected to help accelerate your geothermal project?

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De-risk geothermal projects ahead of drilling

Rely on an experienced team who have supported geothermal projects in Europe, North America, and Asia to navigate through regulations and benefit high-resolution seismic data to improve subsurface knowledge and reduce the likelihood of well/and or project failure.

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Significantly reduced seismic costs for exploration and monitoring

STRYDE's systems are the lowest price per channel in the industry, both in terms of upfront equipment and ongoing operating costs, and so are the natural choice for acquiring the high-definition data required for your geothermal project.

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Unlock urban geothermal projects by minimising environmental footprint

Use of world’s smallest and lightest seismic receiver node results in the ability to deploy hundreds of nodes a day by foot, meaning fewer deployment resources and minimal requirements for line clearance for significantly reduced environmental impact and surveys being supported and sanctioned by landowners.

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Assure safety and integrity of your geothermal project

STRYDE technology allows seismic acquisition teams to reduce exposure to HSE risk by requiring fewer vehicles and people in the field. Due to the low cost of our solutions, we make monitoring affordable, helping our clients assure the integrity of subsurface wells.

"STRYDE’s Nodes™ have enabled us to plan and deploy a seismic survey that with more traditional, or cabled systems simply would not be feasible. We anticipate that the data acquired will enable us to gain valuable insights into novel processing workflows with the aim of improving our ability to image the subsurface and identify geothermal resources. All the time doing so cost effectively and with minimal environmental impact, in addition to minimising risk.”

Dr Mark Ireland, Lecturer in Energy Geoscience at Newcastle University


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