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Passive data provides subsurface information that cannot be achieved with traditional surface surveys.
Our data acquisition package includes active-source + passive seismic data collection and passive processing to give you a more complete subsurface image.
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NodalSeismic Wins Geophysical Company of the Year, West Coast Region at the 2013 Annual Oil & Gas Awards.
November 4th, 2013 – Long Beach, CA – NodalSeismic, LLC, a technologically advanced geophysical firm known for its unique cable-free acquisition solutions, announced that it has been awarded Geophysical Company of the Year, West Coast Region, at the 2013 Annual Oil & Gas Awards Ceremony.
NodalSeismic was nominated for its Long Beach, CA 3D seismic survey, acquired for client Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. (SHPI) – a community and environmentally friendly oil and gas producer, who also received an award at the event. Acquisition for the project was completed in 2012, and work continues with the project’s unique and extensive dataset.
To date, the Long Beach 3D survey is the only successful, dense urban 3D seismic survey of its kind, spanning two phases for a total of 38-square-miles. NodalSeismic won for its comprehensive solution to deliver high-quality data with the use of advanced cable-free technology, geophysical techniques, environmental stewardship and highly detailed community outreach.
The Long Beach survey was also unique in that it created the most detailed view of earthquake propagation currently in existence in the world. NodalSeismic and SHPI shared the passive earthquake dataset with academic institutions like Caltech, Stanford and UC Berkeley. The system recorded dozens of significant local earthquakes, more than 4,000 micro-earthquakes, and teleseismic events like the 2011 Japan M9.0 earthquake.
“This survey exemplifies NodalSeismic’s ability to solve complex challenges in newer, better ways,” said Dan Hollis, Vice President of Technology and Marketing.” Hollis continued, “This project has also reawakened an approach to seismic that melds oil and gas exploration with earthquake seismology, a practice we aim to lead for the future of the industry.”
“We are honored by this recognition and thankful to our client, Signal Hill Petroleum, for the opportunity and for their incredible teamwork throughout the project,” said Rachel Stocking, Marketing and Business Development Manager. “They allowed our team to pursue new ideas and techniques, without that, the project would not have achieved the level of success that it did.”
For more information about this project, visit NodalSeismic’s website: http://www.nodalseismic.com/urban-seismic.
About the company: NodalSeismic, LLC is a geophysical firm driven to solve complex seismic data challenges using novel approaches to survey design and operational techniques. Utilizing cable-free recording equipment, the company is at the forefront of melding oil and gas exploration with earthquake seismology to produce produce improved active source data and a better understanding of the subsurface. Although NodalSeismic is known for its success in dense urban environments, the company’s services are equally compelling in every environment, from farmlands to rough, rocky terrain and snow-covered environments.
Media Contact: Rachel Stocking, Marketing and Business Development Manager
NodalSeismic Presents at Houston Geophysical Society - Special Interest Group about adding value with passive data.
When: November 7th, 2013 from 11:30 - 12:30pm
Where: Apache Corporation - 2000 Post Oak Blvd, #100, Houston TX 77056
Talk title: Data Mining Passive Data Co-Acquired with Active Source Data: the Long Beach 3D Seismic Survey
Dan Hollis, NodalSeismic, LLC
We have concluded that the data mining of passive seismic data can add value to active seismic data and a better understanding of geology in and around the survey area. This presentation will include recent work using a near-surface velocity model generated by surface wave interferometry to correct for near-surface velocity variations in the active source imaging process.
Background: Traditionally, passive seismic has been used in the oil and gas industry for monitoring hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity. Recent introduction of autonomous-type (nodal) seismic data recording systems with continuous-recording capability for conventional active-source seismic reflection exploration surveys provide a valuable by-product, if the data is preserved. This presentation describes the results of applying various techniques to passive data acquired using a nodal seismic recording system from a 22 square mile 3D seismic reflection survey acquired in early 2011 in Long Beach, California. This continuous passive data set was mined for information that adds value to the active source data, as well as other information that would benefit exploration and earthquake-related studies of the study area. Natural seismicity and ambient noise provide the signal used to extract p-wave and shear-wave velocities, anisotropy information and seismic imaging products. Types of analyses include time-lapse ground motion studies, micro-earthquake detection and location, surface wave interferometry, ambient noise correlation for reflection imaging, receiver functions, and teleseismic event amplitude analysis.
Recording system maufacturer, FairfieldNodal, created a world-wide event consisting of 10 countries, aimed at showing how the Zland Node system has helped change seismic data acquisition - and will continue to.
Dan Hollis, VP of Technology and Marketing for NodalSeismic, will be demonstrating how NodalSeismic has used the Node in a variety of terrain (dense urban, rural farmlands, mountaineous regions), and how we can provide more data from our surveys.
We just wrapped up 2 successful events in Calgary on October 28th, and Denver on October 30th.
Next presentation location: London on November 28th
Event: URTec - Denver, CO
Event Date: August 12-14, 2013
Visit our booth (#840) at the first ever Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTec).
URTeC is the integrated event for oil & gas asset teams built around 3 oil & gas associations: SPE, AAPG and SEG.
The technical program covers 20 themes related to the way oil & gas companies in unconventionals do business today.
Dan Hollis will be presenting to the Denver Microseismic Study Group on Tuesday, 6/18/13. The presentation will discuss how NodalSeismic has used passive data to enhance active-source data using nodal recording systems. The Long Beach 3D survey, completed in April 2011, will be used as the case study.
The information will be helpful in considering the use of nodal systems, preserving passive data, and survey design ideas that optimize the value of the passive data.
Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: WPX Energy 1001 17th Street (Ground Floor by Udi's), Downtown Denver
Mining the Long Beach 3D Passive Data Set - A Review of Analyses, Results and Planning Future Survey
Presented by: Dan Hollis, Nodal Seismic
This presentation shows results from the data mining of passive seismic data that can add value to active seismic data and better understanding of geology in and around the survey area. Traditionally, passive seismic monitoring in the oil and gas industry has been used for monitoring hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity. Recent introduction of autonomous-type (nodal) seismic data recording systems with continuous-recording capability for conventional active-source seismic reflection exploration surveys provide a valuable by-product, if the data is preserved: a continuous passive seismic dataset from a dense seismic network over the survey area. This presentation describes the results of applying various techniques to passive data acquired using a nodal seismic recording system from a 22 square mile 3D seismic reflection survey acquired in early 2011 in Long Beach, California. This continuous passive data set was mined for information that adds value to the active source data, as well as other information that would benefit exploration and earthquake-related studies of the study area. Natural seismicity and ambient noise provide the signal used to extract p-wave and shear-wave velocities, anisotropy information and seismic imaging products. Types of analyses include time-lapse ground motion studies, micro-earthquake detection and location, surface wave interferometry, ambient noise correlation for reflection imaging, receiver functions, and teleseismic event amplitude analysis.
Dan Hollis is Vice President of Technology for NodalSeismic, LLC, a seismic exploration company. Dan’s career includes a variety of seismic exploration positions with CGG, Subsurface Exploration Company and Geophysical Systems Corporation. His interests center on seismic exploration, in particular, autonomous seismic recording instrumentation and survey design, low-signal to noise data recovery, ambient noise analysis, and passive seismic data mining. Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from California State University at Long Beach. He is a member of PBGS, PC-SEG, GSH, EAGE, SEG, AAPG, SSA and is a registered geophysicist.
Study Group Format: The Microseismic Study Group is a forum to present and discuss issues related to the acquisition, processing and interpretation of microseismic data. It is designed for geoscientists interested in discussing case studies and furthering their understanding of all things microseismic. The initial format of the meeting will be a 20-minute presentation followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion.
Lunch is NOT provided but you are welcome to bring food to eat during the presentation.
Event Date: 5/19-5/22 Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA