PDAC Mining June 13-15 2022

OptiSeis will be attending the PDAC Convention June 13-15, 2022. PDAC: The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention is the leading convention for people, governments, companies and organizations connected to mineral exploration. In addition to meeting more than 1,100 exhibitors, 2,500 investors and 23,000 attendees in person in 2020, participants could also attend programming, […]

Miniaturized Source for Reduced Environmental Impact

by Andrea Crook, Shane Bossaer, Cameron Crook, Alyson Birce, Stephanie Ross – OptiSeis Solutions Ltd. Sean Contenti – Imperial Megan Boutin, Frank Sun, and Kennedy Nwafor – Suncor Energy Inc. Summary In order to reduce the environmental impact of acquiring seismic surveys in the Canadian boreal forest, a reduction in line clearing is required. This […]

Innovations in Seismic Acquisition, CSPG GUSSOW Session 3 and 4

Andrea J. Crook – OptiSeis Solutions Ltd. Abstract Acquiring seismic data in the oil sands can be challenging due to the shallow target depths, surface infrastructure, and sensitive environment. In the past 10 years, numerous seismic acquisition innovations have been developed with some providing significant benefit in acquiring high density oil sands seismic data. Areas […]

Seismic Acquisition Innovation, CSEG Virtual Learning Series (VLS)

By Andrea Crook, P.Geoph. Abstract Seismic acquisition has changed significantly in the past ten years. Recording systems have switched from cabled to cable-less/nodal systems, vibroseis is beginning to replace explosives even in areas with rugged terrain, new seismic sources are being developed, and high trace density surveys are changing the way seismic data is acquired, […]

Optimized Seismic Acquisition, COSIA Exploration Tools

Find out more about the COSIA Land Innovation Opportunity, hear from leading innovators around the world and start generating your own ideas and solutions for approaching zero footprint exploration. The oil sands industry is aggressively pursuing collaborative and innovative solutions that will reduce the exploration footprint in Alberta, Canada’s boreal forest and support woodland caribou […]

Geoconvention 2019: Best Paper Award

Celebrating the best of GeoConvention 2019 At the Sixth Annual Best of GeoConvention at ConocoPhillips Theater, Calgary, Alberta, December 11, 2019, Andrea Crook was presented with the “Best Paper” Award. The Award was presented for the talk given on Transitioning to High Density Vibroseis – a Case Study. View All Winners View Case Study

Simultaneous Source vs. Regular Vibroseis Acquisition – A Direct Comparison

By Andrea Crook, P.Geoph. Summary Simultaneous source acquisition has proven to be effective at increasing trace density without incurring significant increases in seismic acquisition cost. As a result, most simultaneous source datasets have significantly higher trace density than previous datasets requiring decimation of the simultaneous source dataset or interpolation of the regular dataset to effectively […]

Seismic Acquisition Innovations

By Andrea Crook, P.Geoph. Over the past 10 years, land seismic acquisition has changed significantly. Nodal/cable-less systems have broadly replaced cabled systems, vibroseis sources have replaced explosive sources even in areas with difficult terrain, and high-density seismic programs are becoming commonplace. This article, based on the Chief Geophysicists Forum presentation “Top 5 Innovations in Geophysical […]