Over the last 30 years, the number of new field discoveries has been declining. In the midst of this decline, sustained high oil prices are improving reservoir economics, and the availability of new technology provides E&P companies with further incentive and ability to get the most out of existing fields.
To maximize production, oil companies are increasingly turning to 4D seismic to detect subtle changes and fluid movements in their reservoirs, informing appraisal, production, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) programs, and even locating by-passed hydrocarbons.
4D Marine Seismic
We enable operators to minimize infill and acquisition costs while maintaining or improving data quality. From survey design through acquisition, and interpretation, ION provides the technologies and expertise to enable E&P companies to realize the full potential of their 4D programs safely and cost-effectively.
- Survey planning and acquisition optimization services - ION's Concept Systems expert staff has developed software and services to optimize the entire marine 4D planning and acquisition workflow. Involved in the design and management over 100 4D surveys, we work with clients to achieve the best balance of image quality and cost to achieve objectives.
- Proven acquisition technologies - ION's marine acquisition technologies – Orca and DigiFIN -- have proven instrumental in helping the E&P industry execute some of the most complex survey geometries, including numerous wide azimuth and 4D programs, in major provinces around the world. Our VectorSeis Ocean (VSO) ocean bottom cable system has been used to acquire the highest quality full-azimuth data in major basins around the world.