Acquire high-resolution seismic to identify the presence of minerals, faster than ever before
Seismic methods can play a crucial role in mining exploration by providing valuable information about the subsurface geology and identifying potential mineral deposits. Here are some ways seismic techniques can assist in mining exploration:
Seismic surveys involve sending sound waves into the ground and recording the reflections that bounce back. By analyzing these reflections, geoscientists can create detailed images of subsurface structures, including rock formations, faults, and other geological features. This helps in understanding the overall geological framework of an area and identifying potential mineral-bearing zones.
Different minerals exhibit distinct seismic signatures, meaning they reflect and transmit seismic waves differently. By studying the seismic response of known mineral deposits, researchers can establish characteristic patterns or anomalies associated with mineralization. These patterns can then be used to identify similar signatures in seismic data acquired over unexplored areas, potentially indicating the presence of undiscovered mineral deposits.
Faults and fractures can serve as conduits for mineral-rich fluids, and their presence can significantly influence the formation and concentration of mineral deposits. Seismic surveys can help in mapping these subsurface structures by identifying the disruptions in the seismic reflections caused by faulting or fracturing. Understanding the distribution and geometry of faults and fractures aids in locating potential mineralization sites.
Seismic data can provide information about the physical properties of rocks, such as their density, porosity, and elastic properties. This information is crucial for evaluating the potential economic viability of mineral deposits. For example, seismic data can help estimate the volume and quality of mineral-bearing rocks, determine the extent of ore bodies, and assess the feasibility of extraction techniques.
Seismic surveys aid in optimizing drill programs by providing valuable insights into the subsurface before drilling begins. By understanding the geological structures and potential mineralization zones identified through seismic data, mining companies can plan and target their drilling efforts more effectively, reducing costs and increasing the chances of successful exploration.
At STRYDE, we help companies fast-track high-density seismic acquisition with state-of-the-art nodal technology and data processing solutions.
We’ve brought onshore subsurface imaging out of the dark ages for companies seeking to to identify and scan the geological environment for the presence of minerals.
Traditionally, land seismic in the Middle East has been acquired through complex cabled geophones or large nodal devices that are restrictive, risky, and expensive solutions for seismic acquisition.
The use of miniature, low-cost nodal devices like STRYDE’s Nodes™ enables companies to deploy significantly more receiver devices at an affordable price point.
This results in denser seismic and elimination of blind spots, helping fast-track and better reconstruction of the subsurface image during processing to deliver a high-resolution seismic images.
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Fully sampled, high-resolution image uplift, to pinpoint opportunities and de-risk investment decisions
Significantly reduced subsurface imaging costs
Fast-track seismic imaging for oil and gas exploration and reservoir optimization
Smaller seismic crews and less exposure to HSE risk
The only feasible solution for large-scale, high-density seismic surveys
Increased sort-domains for noise attenuation
Weighing just 150g, the STRYDE Node™ is the world's smallest, lightest and most affordable seismic receiver system on the market today. This technology provides a cost-effective and viable solution to acquiring the high-density seismic data that geologists need to make informed decisions.
"We chose STRYDE due to the data quality that was able to be acquired from a lightweight, simple, and low-cost wireless system.
Compared with other nodal systems, the STRYDE system is much lower priced and its impact on operational efficiency is higher, and this is even more magnified when compared to wired geophone systems! We look forward to using STRYDE again soon."
Project Director and Chief Geophysicist at Shanxi Coal
A multi-purpose operational facility and warehouse, located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, in Dubai, has the capacity to stock over 1 million land seismic nodes, available to purchase or lease, and is home to our containerised node management systems, designed specifically for large-scale seismic surveys across the Middle East, Africa, India, Australia, and the Far East.
The warehouse, which joins our current locations in London, Norway, and Houston, offers classroom and practical training facilities for STRYDE users along with the ability to learn node deployment and retrieval activities in its secure yard. Based in one of the most powerful business ecosystems in the world, our Middle East hub enables rapid mobilisation to our customers and access to our expert operational field support team.
Nodes delivered to the region to date
STRYDE Nodes™ enabling worlds largest nodal survey in Oman
Years of cumulative seismic field support experience
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