During the oil and gas crisis, seismic acquisition services—the most capital-intensive part of the G&G value chain—were hit the hardest. Consequently, nearly every seismic acquisition company severely reduced their workforce, “cold stacked” or sold their vessels, shelved vast amounts of land equipment (sources, receivers, vibrator trucks, etc.), and/or curtailed R&D spending.
The pioneers behind In-Depth Compressive, however, recognized a huge opportunity and began working tirelessly to create seismic acquisition and processing algorithms based on established compressive sensing techniques. Today, our groundbreaking Compressive Seismic Reconstruction (CSR™) has been successfully applied to several challenging seismic projects.
What is compressive sensing?
Compressive sensing (CS) is a signal processing technique for efficiently acquiring and reconstructing a signal, by finding solutions to “under-determined” systems. (Compare this with the standard seismic acquisition practice of adding more and more channels, shots, receivers, etc., which produces higher costs and longer turnaround times.) If you have a smartphone with a camera, you have most likely used CS.
Before committing to spending any money for acquiring a seismic survey, please consider that In-Depth Compressive helps your company to determine what the maximum amount of data you really need to acquire in the first place, how to acquire it, and how to process it. In-Depth Compressive provides specialized seismic acquisition design and processing for both land and marine.