Q-Technology point-receiver seismic hardware and software has brought about a revolution in onshore seismic imaging through acquisition and processing of high-channel-count point-receiver surveys. The ability to deploy and process data from a high number of point receivers, each generating a single digital channel of seismic data, has enabled WesternGeco to provide clearer images of complex geology, and deliver superior reservoir description for appraisal and development.
The UniQ integrated point-receiver land seismic system is the latest offering in the revolutionary Q-Technology portfolio, and is capable of acquiring up to 150,000 channels of seismic data of real-time.
During the 1990s, WesternGeco undertook a major research and development program to redesign the technology and methodology by which land seismic signal and noise are acquired, recorded, and processed. Pressing the boundaries of seismic technology, WesternGeco successfully engineered the proprietary Q-Technology systems which optimally sample both signal and noise. Using high-channel-count point-receiver technology, the systems are able to correctly sample both signal and noise in the seismic wavefield, and then remove the noise.
Q-Technology for land enables superior solutions for a wide range of applications: