Crawley, United Kingdom
Crawley, United Kingdom

WesternGeco is a geophysical services company. It is headquartered in the Schlumberger House on the property of London Gatwick Airport in Crawley, West Sussex, in Greater London. Wikipedia.


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A method for modelling geomechanical effects in the subsurface by conditioning geomechanical model parameters to time-lapse observations. The model is driven by displacement boundary conditions derived from observed time-lapse travel time shift and time strain. The displacements at the boundaries of the model are extracted from time-lapse data, converted from travel time shift to depth shift and lateral shifts if necessary, and applied as displacement increments on the initial geomechanical model. Subsequently, increments of stresses and strains are calculated by the geomechanical simulator, and time-lapse related parameters in the interior of the model are compared with the time-lapse observations. This enables a comprehensive study of mismatch between simulations and observations that can be used to update material properties, faults, fractures and the rock strain-velocity change relationship (R factor). The updated material properties may be used to make understand subsurface conditions including identifying drilling hazards, well integrity or reservoir integrity.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2015-09-04

One embodiment of the present disclosure includes a method for processing seismic data comprising the steps of receiving data representing seismic energy gathered from a formation by a plurality of seismic receivers, wherein the data include primary and multiple data. A copy of the received data is created and compensated to reduce amplitude attenuation effects due to transmission and absorption losses. A multiple prediction algorithm is applied to the received and compensated data to obtain a multiple data prediction. The multiple data prediction is subtracted from the received data to obtain primary data. The primary data is processed to reduce attenuation effects in the received data.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2015-03-19

Marine seismic vibrators in a marine seismic vibrator array for use in a seismic survey are activated to produce a source gradient wavefield to survey a target structure. The seismic survey may comprise a marine seismic survey conducted in a body of water.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CP-ARTEMIS | Phase: SP1-JTI-ARTEMIS-2013-AIPP5 | Award Amount: 93.92M | Year: 2014

Embedded systems are the key innovation driver to improve almost all mechatronic products with cheaper and even new functionalities. Furthermore, they strongly support todays information society as inter-system communication enabler. Consequently boundaries of application domains are alleviated and ad-hoc connections and interoperability play an increasing role. At the same time, multi-core and many-core computing platforms are becoming available on the market and provide a breakthrough for system (and application) integration. A major industrial challenge arises facing (cost) efficient integration of different applications with different levels of safety and security on a single computing platform in an open context. The objective of the EMC project (Embedded multi-core systems for mixed criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments) is to foster these changes through an innovative and sustainable service-oriented architecture approach for mixed criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments. The EMC2 project focuses on the industrialization of European research outcomes and builds on the results of previous ARTEMIS, European and National projects. It provides the paradigm shift to a new and sustainable system architecture which is suitable to handle open dynamic systems. EMC is part of the European Embedded Systems industry strategy to maintain its leading edge position by providing solutions for: . Dynamic Adaptability in Open Systems . Utilization of expensive system features only as Service-on-Demand in order to reduce the overall system cost. . Handling of mixed criticality applications under real-time conditions . Scalability and utmost flexibility . Full scale deployment and management of integrated tool chains, through the entire lifecycle Approved by ARTEMIS-JU on 12/12/2013 for EoN. Minor mistakes and typos corrected by the Coordinator, finally approved by ARTEMIS-JU on 24/01/2014. Amendment 1 changes approved by ECSEL-JU on 31/03/2015.


An apparatus includes particle motion sensors and a streamer that contains the particle motion sensors. The streamer is towed in connection with a seismic survey, and the towing of the streamer produces a turbulent flow. The streamer includes an inner cable and a fluid containing layer. The inner cable includes a material to circumscribe and extend along a longitudinal axis of the streamer and circumscribe at least one of the particle motion sensors. The fluid containing layer surrounds the inner cable to reduce noise that is otherwise sensed by the particle motion sensors due to the turbulent flow.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2016-01-13

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for determining a velocity model. The method includes receiving a first velocity model having a first symmetry approximation of a media of a subterranean domain, receiving seismic data representing a subterranean formation, and determining, by operation of a processor, a second velocity model having a second symmetry approximation of the media, the second symmetry approximation being less symmetric than the first symmetry approximation. The second velocity model is determined based on an estimate of residual moveout as a function of azimuth and one or more differentials that relate one or more changes in residual moveout as a function of azimuth to one or more orthorhombic parameters. The method also including migrating the seismic data using the second velocity model.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2016-02-19

An apparatus includes an array of seismic sensor units that are adapted to acquire measurements in connection with a land surface-based seismic survey. Each seismic sensor unit includes a particle motion sensor and a rotation sensor.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2016-08-22

Various technologies described herein are directed to a method that includes deploying a plurality of wave gliders in a seismic survey area, where the plurality of wave gliders has one or more seismic sensors coupled thereto for acquiring seismic data. The method may also include deploying at least one source vessel in the seismic survey area, where the at least one source vessel has one or more sources coupled thereto and a central communication unit disposed thereon. The method may then include positioning the plurality of wave gliders according to an initial navigation plan. The method may further include monitoring a relative position of a respective wave glider in the plurality of wave gliders with respect to other wave gliders in the plurality of wave gliders and with respect to the at least one source vessel.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2016-04-27

Various implementations described herein are directed to a seismic survey using an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a method may include determining current location data of an augmented reality (AR) device in a physical environment. The method may also include receiving placement instructions for a first seismic survey equipment in the physical environment based on the current location data. The method may further include displaying the placement instructions in combination with a view of the physical environment on the AR device.


Patent
WesternGeco | Date: 2016-02-03

Various implementations directed to acquisition footprint attenuation in seismic data are provided. In one implementation, a method may include receiving seismic data that had been acquired using a seismic survey of a region of interest. The method may also include decomposing the received seismic data into a plurality of components based on a spatial coherency of the plurality of components. The method may further include identifying components of the plurality of components having acquisition footprints. The method may additionally include transforming the components having the acquisition footprints to a time-slice domain. The method may also include separating the acquisition footprints from the seismic data within the transformed components. The method may further include generating a seismic volume corresponding to the region of interest, where the acquisition footprints within the seismic volume are attenuated based on the separation.

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