STRYDE has launched its new fast-track seismic data processing service for high-density surveys.
In addition to offering its disruptive nodal technology to acquire seismic safely and affordably, STRYDE complements its solution with data processing of high-density datasets acquired from nodal technology to further cement its position as the go-to provider of affordable land seismic equipment and services for the energy market and beyond.
The new data processing service offers a one-stop-shop for high-density seismic imaging on land. The solution will enable companies seeking to explore the subsurface in high definition, to gain access to seismic data faster than ever before, enabling data interpretation and informed decisions related to the subsurface to be made sooner.
Seismic data acquisition is a non-intrusive method that is used to gather information about the composition of the subsurface using natural or man-made vibrations. This data is acquired using seismic receivers such as the STRYDE’s Nodes and must undergo a series of cleaning and transformations (referred to as seismic processing) to become humanly interpretable.
The processing stage often requires a significant investment in time and money especially when working with HD seismic surveys. STRYDE’s new fast-track high-density processing solution will help users benefit from significant cost and time efficiencies, reducing the turnaround further between seismic acquisition and final interpretable products.
STRYDE’s seismic data processing team accumulates over 100 years of expertise in land seismic processing, covering a variety of geographical locations and industries.
STRYDE’s Head of Processing, and former Land Seismic Processing Expert at BP, Amine Ourabah explains: “A significant amount of processing is required to turn the raw data recorded during a seismic survey into an image that can be understood. This not only requires the right hardware and software, but also the right skills to adapt to the various challenges land data traditionally comprises of, which differs for every single project.
“The raw data collected is complex and it can take months or even years to be able to process it to a standard that can then be shaped into a reliable image of the subsurface. Being able to expedite this turnaround time is a crucial requirement for de-risking projects and making informed decisions faster.”
STRYDE’s leading product, the world’s smallest seismic imaging Node, can enable high-density surveys of any size, at a reduced price-point that results in a richer data set being collected, which can now be processed efficiently by the company’s centre of high-performance computing (CHPC).
Utilising proven processes, algorithms, and workflows, STRYDE’s in-house capabilities applies state-of-the-art processing techniques coupled with vast industry knowledge to eliminate common challenges in land seismic data, assuring subsurface image excellence and enabling efficient and effective quantitative interpretation.
Ourabah continues: “Our reliable and affordable Nodes can benefit a wide variety of industries as seismic imaging is agnostic to the end-usage.
“By making the process of subsurface imaging more affordable and accessible new energies, companies are able to unlock opportunities that would otherwise be buried beneath the surface.”
STRYDE’s innovative technology now has application far beyond the energy sector and is also used for other bespoke applications such as archaeology and is even being trialled in Antarctica with the goal of understanding the icy moons of our solar system.