In recent years, technological advancements have paved the way to acquire seismic data in innovative ways. Adopting these technologies led to increased trace densities and increased data volume. In the past, conventional acquisition with low trace densities and limited offset and azimuth distribution served well to image simple geologic targets. This led to the discovery of currently producing fields. However, exploration strategies have changed by focusing on more complex geology (e.g., unconventional reservoirs and stratigraphic traps). High density and broadband acquisition are therefore essential to map subtle and complex targets. Advancements in equipment manufacturing and survey design have made this possible.

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