we use seismic waves to explore the earth

under cover and deep earth exploration

our profiles of the earth's subsurface are different to standard seismic methods used in oil and gas exploration

Heterogeneity, whether it's the weathering effect or caused by mineral bearing fluids, we can capture it in high resolution and for a reasonable price

our job is to recreate earth
inside our computers at its highest details
we image the earth inside and under the rgolith cover

seismic inversion

is the core of our work and
what makes us stand out in this business

we measure data in the field,
start with a simple earth model,
change this model until it can produce the same data as our field measurements.
the last model update is the answer!

seismic waves bounce back from the interfaces
with contrast in physical properties such as wave velocity and density.
knowing wave velocity in the rocks, the time it takes for the reflected wave to come back to surface can be used to image the structures below.
TRADITIONAL SEISMIC METHODS WERE BUILT ON THIS CONCEPT AND SOON BECAME THE PRIMARY METHOD FOR HYDROCARBON RESERVE EXPLORATION IN SEDIMENTARY BASINS.
SEISMIC REFLECTIONS FROM GEOLOGICAL INTERFACES CAN SOMETIMES BE HARD TO RECORD ON THE SURFACE SPECIALLY WHERE WE ARE DEALING WITH VERTICAL STRUCTURES (E.G. FAULTS) AS IS THE CASE IN MINERAL EXPLORATION.

iN CONTRAST TO SEISMIC REFLECTIONS, seismic WAVEFORMS CAN ALWAYS BE INVERTED FOR SUBSURFACE GEOLOGICAL HETEROGENEITY AT ITS HIGHEST DETAILS

SELECTING APPROPRIATE SET OF WAVEFORMS IN THE RECORDED WAVEFIELD IS CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF WAVEFORM INVERSION METHODs AND WILL LEAD TO THE RESULTS THAT ARE INDEPENDENT OF THE ENERGY REFLECTIONS AND HENCE NOT AFFECTED BY THE COMPLEXITY OF THE GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES.
we know how the waves propagate in
the subsurface earth and can simulate them
in our computers

WE KNOW WELL ABOUT BOTH THE SEISMIC WAVEFORMS AND THE INVERSION METHODS.
SEISMIC WAVEFORM INVERSION IS COMPUTATIONALLY EXTENSIVE BUT THE RESULTS WELL OUTWEIGHS THE COSTS. USING OUR CPU POWER, WE PRODUCE HIGH RESOLUTION PROFILES OF THE EARTH HETEROGENEITY (ROCK VELOCITIES) IN THE NEAR SURFACE THAT CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF UNDERCOVER MINERAL EXPLORATION IN AUSTRALIA.

seismic waveform inversion builds the core of
our business
let's talk about what we are doing and how we can help you with OUR HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGING SOLUTIONS
An example of full waveform inversion profile with density logs overlaid (Sources and Receivers are shown by Stars and dots, respectively)