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Mind the Gaps? Infill the ‘White Space’ Among 2-D Seismic Lines

You’ve been tasked with evaluating the prospectivity of an emerging play, including recommending whether to enter the play or look elsewhere. If you’re entering, you also need to determine the best acreage to lease. What’s your first move? If you’re like most explorationists, you’ll turn to seismic, most likely 2-D since data is readily available for license in most areas or relatively easily acquired if not already on the shelf.

That’s a good start. But is it enough? How do you know what’s happening between sparsely spaced 2-D lines? Will 2-D provide enough insight into how the interplay of tectonics, deposition, and migration fit together so you feel confident making the call on whether to enter and, if so, where to lease and explore?

If you think more could be done, you’re not alone.

Fortunately, NEOS offers a cost effective solution that can help infill 2-D seismic lines and provide the insights needed to answer the tough questions management will be sure to ask.

To learn more about how multi-measurement interpretation can fill in the 2-D white space and close any gaps in the interpretation, watch the following narrated slideshow:

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  1. Multi-measurement Interpretation | NEOS Sweet Spots Blog

    […] Kurdistan: The topography of the Kurdistan surface is rugged, especially as one moves north and east towards Turkey and Iran. Though the area is less conflict-ridden than other parts of Iraq, geophysical field operations can still be challenging and risky to personnel. Some seismic data exists throughout the area, but much of it is 2-D, sparsely sampled, and localized in the vicinity of known fields. Modern, long-offset 3-D seismic is rare. Kurdistan is well suited to an airborne, multi-measurement approach that allows Kurdistan’s vast, topographically challenged territory to be surveyed efficiently and without the need to put large numbers of geophysical acquisition personnel on the ground. The complex structures, regional fault and fracture systems, and surface seeps can all be highlighted using core MMI technologies, including gravity, magnetic, and hyperspectral. To learn more about potential MMI applications in Kurdistan, view our “Mind the Gaps?” narrated slideshow. […]

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