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US20110032797 Magnetic mass-lift impulsive seismic energy source including attracting and repulsing electromagnets  
A seismic energy source includes a base plate and a block fixedly coupled in a frame. The base plate is configured for contact with a part of the Earth's subsurface to be seismically energized....
US20150260863 METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ASSIGNING WIRELESS SEISMIC ACQUISITION UNITS TO TOPOGRAPHIC POSITIONS  
It is proposed a method for automatically assigning wireless seismic acquisition units to topographic positions, each wireless seismic acquisition unit includes a satellite navigation system...
US20150117150 IN-PHASE PRECURSOR SEISMIC SWEEP  
Various implementations described herein are directed to a method of performing a seismic survey operation. The method may include deploying two seismic sources. The method may include using the...
US20140362665 LAND STREAMER SURVEYING USING MULTIPLE SOURCES  
Various examples are provided for land streamer seismic surveying using multiple sources. In one example, among others, a method includes disposing a land streamer in-line with first and second...
US20150078128 METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONTINUOUS SEISMIC SURVEY  
The present invention relates to a method for synchronizing continuous seismic survey. In particular, the present invention employs a semaphore scheme for the vibes to autonomously and...
US20130016582 SYSTEM FOR EXPLORATION OF SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURES  
A system for communication through subterranean structures underneath a surface comprises at least one exploration tool adapted to penetrate into the underground, at least one transmitter, at...
US20150153465 Harmonic Attenuation Using Multiple Sweep Rates  
A technique includes generating seismic sweep sequences. Each of the seismic sweep sequences has an associated sweep rate. The technique includes varying the sweep rates to reduce harmonic...
US20110205842 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING SEISMIC SURVEYS WITH A LOW FREQUENCY SWEEP  
A method and system are disclosed for performing seismic surveys using a seismic vibrator, which generates a sweep signal (1,21) with enhanced low frequency content by generating a combination of...
US20120069706 Land Seismic Cable and Method  
A seismic cable for use in land applications is described. The cable includes seismic sensors for measuring seismic signals reflected from subterranean or subsea formations. The cable may be...
US20130308422 CONSTANT ENERGY DISPLACEMENTS  
An electric sweep type seismic vibrator source of the type used in seismic prospecting for hydrocarbons is provided. In one example, the source uses an engine and generator combination to create...
US20110075513 LOCATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING NODE AND TARGET ACQUISITION  
The present disclosure relates to a method and system for finding and physically altering underground targets. Multiple nodes are dispersed into the ground and determine their spatial orientation...
US20140126326 METHOD AND SEISMIC VIBRATOR GUIDANCE SYSTEM BASED ON A FIELD ACQUIRED TRAJECTORY  
A method for improving a 4-dimensional (4D) repeatability by modifying a given path to be followed by a source during a seismic survey. The method includes receiving the given path at a control...
US20130286780 DISTINCTIVE LAND SEISMIC SWEEP  
The invention is an electric sweep type seismic vibrator source of the type used in seismic prospecting for hydrocarbons. The source uses an engine and generator combination to create electric...
US20150043308 INTEGRATED SEISMIC MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An integrated seismic system and method for monitoring seismic parameters of a subsurface structure is provided. The integrated seismic system includes a plurality of mobile satellite nodes, a...
US20150177397 Dithered Slip Sweep Vibroseis Acquisition System and Technique  
A technique includes generating vibroseis sweeps for a vibroseis survey to produce seismic data acquired in response to seismic signals produced by the sweeps. The generation of the vibroseis...
US20140126327 SEISMIC SENSING DEVICE  
In one example, a land based seismic sensing device includes: a seismic sensing unit having a seismic sensor in a housing configured to be buried in the ground; a control unit including a battery...
US20140078865 SEISMIC ACQUISITION SYSTEM-BASED UNMANNED AIRBORNE VEHICLE  
A system includes a seismic acquisition system that includes a plurality of nodes and further includes an unmanned airborne vehicle. The unmanned airborne vehicle is to be used with the seismic...
US20100149913 ANALYSIS OF FRACTURE NETWORKS  
A method of analysing the dynamic behaviour of fracture networks in a seismic volume is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of seismic time lapse vintages of the same geological...
US20130286779 QUASI-IMPULSIVE DISPLACEMENT SOURCE  
The invention is an electric seismic vibrator source of the type used in seismic prospecting for hydrocarbons that creates a quasi-impulsive burst of seismic energy onto the ground and into the...
US20150063065 SEISMIC VIBRATOR DEVICE AND METHOD WITH ROTATION SENSOR  
A seismic land vibrator, comprising a baseplate comprising a substantially flat, rigid member; at least one driven member that is connected with the baseplate and extends in a direction that is...
US20090238038 VIBROSEIS CALIBRATION TECHNIQUE AND SYSTEM  
A technique includes operating a seismic vibrator, including driving the seismic vibrator at different frequencies and driving forces. The technique includes monitoring a parameter affected by the...
US20120275266 SIMULTANEOUS CONVENTIONAL AND PHASE-ENCODED SEISMIC ACQUISITION  
The invention relates to a process for two separate seismic crews to work in proximity to one another that would otherwise require expensive time sharing where one crew is a conventional seismic...
US20100142321 HYBRID MODELING IN THE TAU-P DOMAIN  
A method for generating a synthetic seismogram. In one implementation, the method may include generating a first seismogram in a tau-p domain for a wavefront that moves through an overburden to an...
US20140254318 BURIED HYDROPHONE WITH SOLID OR SEMI-RIGID COUPLING  
According to an embodiment, a seismic receiver device is described for use in a borehole surrounded by an ambient material, e.g., rock, mud, etc. The seismic receiver device includes a pressure...
US20140133274 SEISMIC SENSOR DEVICES  
A sensor device is adapted to be installed at a land-air interface. The sensor device comprises a fluid-filled housing and a sensor arrangement supported within the housing and coupled directly to...
US20120147699 DISTANCE- AND FREQUENCY-SEPARATED SWEPT-FREQUENCY SEISMIC SOURCES  
There is provided a method of seismic acquisition that utilizes a bank of restricted-bandwidth swept-frequency sub-band sources as a seismic source. Each seismic source will cover a restricted...
US20140307524 MULTIMODE SEISMIC UNIT AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY  
A multimode seismic unit can selectively operate in any one or more of multimode readout modes. In one embodiment, a multimode seismic unit (1600) includes a physical mode selector switch (1602)....
US20140307525 DRONE SEISMIC SENSING METHOD AND APPARATUS  
An apparatus for automated seismic sensing includes a seismic sensing device for sensing seismic vibrations, a robotic transport unit for transporting the seismic sensing device to a targeted...
US20130272091 LAND SEISMIC SENSOR FOR MEASURING A PRESSURE WAVEFIELD  
A seismic sensor unit includes a sensor housing including an inner chamber and a receiver extension for ground coupling, a suspension fluid disposed in the inner chamber, and a hydrophone...
US20130242698 Seismic Surveying Using Fiber Optic Technology  
This application relates to methods and apparatus for seismic surveying using optical fibre distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). The method involves using a fibre optic distributed acoustic sensor...
US20100039893 METHOD FOR SEISMIC MONITORING OF A FORMATION HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
The invention relates to oil-gas engineering, in particular to maintaining wells in the oil-gas industry and, more specifically the hydraulic fracturing seismic monitoring. A first method is...
US20140219053 COMPUTING A GRADIENT BASED ON DIFFERENCES OF PLURAL PAIRS OF PARTICLE MOTION SENSORS  
A seismic sensor device includes an elongated housing for placement at least partially into an earth surface. A plurality of particle motion sensors are contained in the elongated housing to...
US20100039892 APPARATUS FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION  
A seismic exploration method and unit comprised of continuous recording, self-contained wireless seismometer units or pods. The self-contained unit may include a tilt meter, a compass and a...
US20110058452 Method of acquiring near offset and zero offset seismic data  
A method for seismic data acquisition includes deploying a seismic energy source at a selected position above an area of the Earth's subsurface to be evaluated. A substantially zero offset sensor...
US20100080081 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEISMIC EXPLORATION  
The disclosure identifies method and apparatus for seismic exploration which may be used to provide improved positioning of land-based seismic sources in an array. Also described are methods which...
US20080247271 SEISMIC SENSOR WITH RAIN NOISE SHIELD  
A seismic sensor includes a seismic energy detector having a case configured to be affixed to the ground. A portion of the case above the ground surface is exposed. An energy distributing shield...
US20150117149 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LAND SEISMIC SURVEYING  
Methods and apparatuses for land seismic survey are provided. The methods and apparatuses utilize spatial derivatives of a seismic wavefield to interpolate, regularize or extrapolate seismic data....
US20110310702 METHOD FOR SELECTIVE BANDLIMITED DATA ACQUISITION IN SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS  
The method for exploring desired characteristics of a subsurface sector, having at least one resonant frequency, is based on selectively transmitting suitable narrowband energy waves into the...
US20120008460 DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM WITH REMOVABLE  
Data acquisition modules and systems including batteries with integrated data storage. The battery with integrated data storage can be selectively removed from the data acquisition module. This...
US20140104987 LAND BASED UNIT FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION  
A self-contained, wireless seismic data acquisition unit having a cylindrically shaped case with smooth side walls along the length of the case. A retaining ring around the circumference is used...
US20170168185 MODELING AN ELASTIC STIFFNESS TENSOR IN A TRANSVERSE ISOTROPIC SUBSURFACE MEDIUM  
Modeling an elastic stiffness tensor in a transverse isotropic subsurface medium acquires well log data for at least one well passing through the transverse isotropic subsurface medium. The...
US20170131417 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEISMIC EXPLORATION IN DIFFICULT OR CONSTRAINED AREAS  
A method for performing a seismic survey using at least one carrier which includes a seismic source. The method includes: deploying each of the at least one carriers by the delivery vehicle,...
US20160334524 HEATED SEISMIC SENSOR TOOL AND METHOD  
A seismic acquisition system includes a seismic sensor tool for collecting seismic data and an external tool for coupling to the seismic sensor tool to provide energy. The seismic sensor tool...
US20160313461 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUGMENTING LOW-FREQUENCY RANGE OF SEISMIC SURVEY  
Method and resonant source for generating low-frequency seismic waves. The resonant source includes a frame; a reaction mass configured to oscillate relative to the frame; a resonant suspension...
US20160245936 SELECTION OF RECEIVER LINE ORIENTATION FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION ARRAY  
Methods for selecting a receiver line orientation for a seismic data acquisition array and methods for performing a seismic survey using the selected receiver line orientation are provided herein....
US20160170048 SEGMENTED BASE PLATE SEISMIC SWEEPS  
Vibrators for producing seismic signals for use in oil and gas exploration are equipped with segmented base plates, each segment being independently controlled and activated. The use of an array...
US20160109595 Noise Removal in Non-Uniformly Spaced Seismic Receiver Arrays  
Embodiments of non-uniformly spaced seismic receiver arrays and associated noise removal techniques are disclosed. In one embodiment of a method of seismic data acquisition, a plurality of seismic...
US20160025874 Method for Acquiring Passive Seismic Data Using an Outlier Array  
Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a method for designing and using a sparse static receiver array outside of the boundary of a controlled-source 3D seismic survey for the purpose of...
US20160025873 Method for Acquiring Passive Seismic Data Using a Backbone Array  
Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a method for designing and using a sparse static receiver array within the boundary of a controlled-source 3D seismic survey for the purpose of...
US20140307523 BURIED ARRAY WIRELESS EXPLORATION SEISMIC SYSTEM  
Systems and methods are provided for acquiring data using a wireless network and a number of nodes that may be configured to collect acquired data and forward data to a central recording and...

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