An Expert System for the Design of Array Parameters for Onshore Seismic Surveys

  • Barrie K. Davis


With the widespread acceptance and use of powerful, small, and inexpensive microcomputers in the oil industry it is surprising that the design of the arrays of geophones and shots used in seismic onshore shooting is sometimes still a back-of-the-envelope exercise. The importance of this initial planning stage in a survey cannot be overemphasized since despite the wonders of present-day processing techniques the old adage of “garbage-in, garbage-out” still applies. Even the stack array technique (Anstey, 1986) should give better results if the initial field record can be improved by using appropriate arrays for geophones and source (Vermeer 1990).


Expert System Seismic Array Response Plot Array Response Coherent Noise 
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