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3-D land seismic acquisition in Saudi Arabia

Richard Hastings-James and Kamal M. Al-Yahya
3-D land seismic acquisition in Saudi Arabia
GeoArabia (Manama) (December 1996) 1 (4): 511-528


Between 1991 and 1996, Saudi Aramco has acquired more than 8,500 square kilometers of 3-D seismic data in Saudi Arabia. During this time, a universal approach to 3-D acquisition has been developed. The resulting acquisition schemes use a dense source point grid with a low sweep effort per source point, and a high number of recorded channels distributed over a large surface aperture. This sampling strategy results in high fold data. Cost-effectiveness is achieved by ensuring that the source and receiver effort are balanced. Comparisons have shown that increases in surface aperture and fold, cross-line fold in particular, improve the data quality significantly at a marginal increase in cost. The cost per unit of data is made significantly lower even if the cost per unit of time may increase.

ISSN: 1025-6059
Serial Title: GeoArabia (Manama)
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 4
Title: 3-D land seismic acquisition in Saudi Arabia
Affiliation: Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Pages: 511-528
Published: 199612
Text Language: English
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink in Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain
References: 8
Accession Number: 1998-060015
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch map
N22°00'00" - N28°00'00", E46°00'00" - E52°00'00"
Country of Publication: Bahrain
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 199822
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