Geophysics: Seismic Acquisition

5 October 2021

Reflection seismology and seismic imaging today is one of the most powerful geophysical methods. It is successfully applied in Geothermal, Petroleum, Mining, and Nuclear Storage exploration. Geological complexity, acquisition in urban areas, budget and time constrains require diligent project planning and execution to achieve specific imaging targets. Ad Terra provides full spectrum of services from survey design to selecting an optimal contractor and project supervision for 2D, 3D and VSP surveys. Current activities include:

Land and Marine 2D/3D seismic surveys

  • Survey design
  • Tender, and service provider evaluation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Equipment Audit
  • Field operation supervision
  • Data QC

Well survey

  • VSP design
  • Tender, and service provider evaluation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Equipment Audit
  • Field operation follow-up

Site surveys (prior drilling operation offshore)

  • Debris survey (Data acquisition)
  • Bathymetry
  • Side Scan Sonar
  • Magnetometry
  • Sub Bottom Profiler
  • Shallow gas hazard assessment
  • 2D/3D High Resolution seismic survey design
  • Tender, and service provider evaluation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Field operation follow-up
See also

Geothermal Structural Study

The study we performed for the Geneva Geothermal project aims to locate and identify the geometries of the tectonic structures in the Geneva Basin and in the adjacent Jura fold-and-thrust belt.

Data Base Management

Multi-disciplinary projects involve a large amount of data of various nature that must be securely stored, quality checked and carefully organized to ensure confidentiality and high-quality analyses.

CCUS in Switzerland

This study summarises the results of our first-order conceptual feasibility study. We investigated the concept of injecting and circulating CO2 for geothermal energy production from potential CO2 storage formations in Switzerland.