There is no such thing as a "standard interpretation". Each project requires detailed discussion with the client geologists to understand their goals. The interpreter needs to be flexible once the data is loaded and the geology is revealed. We use all the data that is available to us, including public domain and client in-house data.
Energeo has designed many surveys both 2D and 3D. Survey design requires both a geophysical and geological perspective. The parameters for underground mining at 200m are quite different to exploration targets at 2000m.
We are often asked "How much does it cost for a sq km of 3D or a line km of 2D?". This type of question never has a simple answer. Our main aim is to produce a good interpretation product, and this is always the main consideration in design.
Energeo can help with:
Energeo can build datasets large or small. Data verification and management isn’t the most glamorous aspect of being a geoscientist but it sure is important. There are many software tools for creating databases but the integrity of the data depends on people loading and caring for it.
A lot of tasks we are asked to do don’t fit neatly into a particular category. You might need a relational database or simple index maps. There is also a on-going need to convert data from one software/projection format to another. We have a variety of tools to accomplish this and, importantly, we understand what we do.
Seismic Interpretation should never be done in isolation. There is always some other geological or geophysical data that can be used to compliment the seismic and improve the geological model. Before starting any interpretation work we look for any open file data and ask you check your filing cabinets for any data.
Depth conversion is an integral part of seismic interpretation. Grid based depth conversion is the simplest form, where a TWT map is multiplied by a velocity grid to produce a depth grid. Beyond this it gets more complex. In an area with limited borehole control seismic stacking velocities may be used. We can also generate depth converted SEGY data for loading into other packages (e.g. WellCad).
Energeo Senior Geologist Dan Kendrick has over 20 years of structural modelling and exploration experience in thrust belts worldwide, particularly in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
1 - Kendrick, R.D. (2001). Structure, tectonics and thermochronology of the Irian Jaya Fold Belt, Irian Jaya, Indonesia [Ph.D. thesis]. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 349 pp.