Beamformed traces have an order-of-magnitude greater dynamic range than 3D seismic traces.
Acoustic Zoom Inc
685 St. Thomas Line
Canada A1L 3V2
The AZ data acquisition is designed to capture subtle reservoir and other geological features which cannot easily be imaged through the capture of standard long offset, wide-azimuth seismic data, even when very high source location density and high multi-fold data are acquired.
The Acoustic Zoom value proposition is to deliver high-resolution seismic images (VSP quality) of targeted reservoir zones from a small stationary surface array with cutting edge acoustic beam steering to enable the delivery of answer products such as Mapping of fluid migration in reservoirs and identification of by-passed pay zones (water-flood, steam-flood, gas injection,etc.), Mapping of the facies variations, natural fractures and micro-fault systems within and around the reservoir zone as a high-resolution 4D capability to plan new and infill drilling locations. Also mapping of open and closed hydraulic fractures created during stimulation processes and Pre-drill lithology, fluid and pore pressure predictions over the planned well trajectory, and then real-time LFPpredictions ahead of the bit for geo-steering applications.
Also mapping of open and closed hydraulic fractures created during stimulation processes and Pre-drill lithology, fluid and pore pressure predictions over the planned well trajectory, and then real-time LFP predictions ahead of the bit for geo-steering applications.
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS and DATA PROCESSING
Acoustic Zoom image of diffractors, fissures, & fractures
Acoustic Zoom delivers proven superior resolution and real-time monitoring to conventional seismic and has the capability to fuse passive microseis imaging with active Acoustic Zoom beam formed and steered imaging, illuminating target areas with unprecedented definition. Acoustic Zoom’s unique and possibly game-changing non-specular, diffused energy data capture has the potential to unmask the finer internal structure that often controls the fluid migration within unconventional reservoirs.
The Acoustic Zoom® seismic value proposition is to deliver very high resolution seismic images at targeted unconventional reservoir zones through the strategic and localized placement of a specially designed, stationary star-array receiver pattern that can beam-form and steer at reservoir depths to deliver high-frequency subsurface imagery. Acoustic Zoom’s seismic delivers across applications for exploration, appraisal and production especially into the 4D high definition monitoring needed in the production phase of oil and gas.