Compressive Seismic Acquisition (CS-Acquisition)

Conventional seismic acquisition has lagged behind the resolution requirement by modern seismic imaging, due to the Nyquist’s sampling limit. CS-Acquisition, inspired by compressive sensing (CS), is a non-uniform sampling theory that uses significantly fewer sensors to get similar or better resolution—compared to conventional acquisition techniques. In order to produce the highest fidelity seismic image, the acquisition source and receiver locations are optimized with our proprietary algorithms, which determine the best layout when real obstacles (e.g. platform, no-permit zones, crops, etc.) constrain an area for full access to acquisition instruments.