Shearwater GeoServices Holding has launched a new seismic source technology, Harmony.
The company says this will provide better decisions for exploration, development and carbon storage monitoring.
The seismic company said the technology, Harmony, consists of “modified airguns tuned for bubble frequency locking of the pressure wavefield”. Its low frequency improves resolving power, the company said. This provides more insight into reservoirs and full-waveform inversion in marine seismic surveys.
“We believe Harmony represents a significant upgrade to the quality of seismic data which will allow more accurate generation of models and images of the sub-surface and more precise characterisation of rock and fluid properties,” said Shearwater CTO Massimo Virgilio.
“We are pleased to see that this novel technology has already attracted significant interest in the market with some very positive feedback from clients already testing it.”
Shearwater will present on the technology at the EAGE conference, in Amsterdam, today. The company intends to make Harmony widely available.
“We believe it has the potential to become a sought-after source technology for seismic acquisition, creating new possibilities for our clients,” said Virgilio.
The company is tackling costs and time in marine seismic surveys, said Virgilio.
Shearwater announced it had won a major 3D seismic survey on October 18. It will carry out the survey to acquire more than 6,000 square km, offshore South Africa.
The company’s Amazon Warrior will acquire the data, which should take around four months. Shearwater did not disclose whether it would use its new Harmony technology for the South African work.