Spectraseis Launches New Software to Support Commercial LF Seismic Surveys

Spectraseis announced the launch of RioGrande, as well as its plans this Fall for the release of an LF Seismic plug-in for Schlumberger's Petrel software. 

The announcements reflect Spectraseis' commitment to achieving full integration of LF seismic survey results with conventional G&G data, by providing industry geoscientists with workflow solutions and extensions to industry-standard workstation applications. 

RioGrande is an advanced data management and visualization solution for LF seismic that will support Spectraseis' customers in their integration and interpretation of LF survey results. RioGrande is now available to all operators conducting LF seismic surveys with Spectraseis. 

RioGrande provides LF survey users with an integrated toolset that simplifies the management and analysis of LF seismic data. It also includes a variety of data-specific viewers, including a 3D Map viewer, a Measurement Time Line viewer, an Image viewer, a Raw Data Trace viewer and a Synchrogram viewer. 

Using RioGrande, exploration and exploitation teams can seamlessly browse, search and view all their LF Seismic acquisition and processing data - everything from survey points through to quality assessments and spectrograms - for each recorded measurement. The integration of external information, such as facility locations and earthquake events, provides the operator with a rich data set for interpretation. For example, an interpreter can efficiently locate LF seismic anomalies within the data set then go back to the base data to verify and understand the origin of the feature. Interpreters can also quantify how changes to the processing parameters alter the final result. 

In the fall of 2010, Spectraseis plans to release the first version of an LF Seismic plug-in for Schlumberger's Petrel software. The plug-in will allow Petrel users to integrate LF seismic survey data, analysis and results with conventional E&P data types, such as 2D/3D seismic, well logs and reservoir models, all within the Petrel framework for interpretation. A user will be able to compute and visualize LF attributes, create velocity models for Spectraseis' Time Reverse Imaging (TRI), and then view and interpret TRI results in the context of their other geological and geophysical information. 

RioGrande is being made available to all operators conducting LF seismic surveys with Spectraseis and will be installed at ten customer sites in the coming months. In future it may be available as a standalone product. 

Dale Blue, Information Systems Manager at Spectraseis, said, "The launch of RioGrande provides a clear signal to our existing and prospective customers that Spectraseis is committed to providing a complete LF seismic solution, from efficient acquisition through interpretation and visualization, together with strong software support for quantitative interpretation. Our clear goal is to enable operators to extract the greatest possible tangible value from their investment in LF seismic data. 

"For the first time, Spectraseis has established a true industry standard for the application, visualization and management of LF seismic data that will allow geoscientists to fully integrate and interpret this valuable new data type, jointly with their other G&G information. The result is a significant enhancement to the sub-surface data sets operators use in decision-making today through the integration of fluid information acquired at the surface. The resulting potential for improvements in well placement and reservoir development decisions is vast."