READ Group has completed the first HybridVSPTM offshore Mexico. Using our new BigDipperTM 3000 cubic inch seismic source system, over 25,000 shot points were acquired in to a deep well in one spiral pass with seismic receiver coverage from total depth to surface. The data is being processed with a number of objectives that includes very large illumination maps to delineate the reservoir and redefining a complex geological model including steeply dipping structures and salt. This brings about a new age in large 3DVSP data acquisition and processing with our patented combination of 3C high temperature array technology with continuous fiber acoustic monitoring to surface. READ uses a specially adapted modular winch unit and has introduced new processing methods to handle the wealth of new data that HybridVSPTM brings.

READ Group is a technology focused organization that offers complete well coverage to surface with both temporary and permanent sensor deployments. We are the experts in complex VSP and Microseismic imaging.

PerForMTM is a patented commercial completion system capable of carrying various sensors in to a well using production or injection tubing. With projects underway to permanently deploy over 100 3C seismic sensors in to a deepwater subsea well and a shallower water dry tree well we continue to break new ground in our industry. In a temporary setting we combine DAS technology with our own hybrid cable and long 3C digital VSP arrays to offer the patented HybridVSPTM system that has just been deployed to Mexico for a long term project where we will acquire the largest 3DVSPs ever attempted and provide huge 3DVSP seismic volumes that will save our client millions in drilling costs.

Combine this with our market leading vector data processing, bandwidth enhancement and noise reduction we suggest you visit us at booth 2111 at the 86th SEG Annual Meeting if you have interest in reducing E&P costs and maximizing well productivity.

READ welcomes you to Denver Geophysical Society - The MicroSeismic Study group.

It's not a good time to pick Denver: Real examples show better microseismic event locations with a fast and efficient mehod using an automated migration-deconvolution approach.


Presented by Nicholas J Brooks MSc, READ Group & Jakob B. U. Haldorsen (Inventor / Author - not presenting)

Date: Tuesday, February 16th

Time: 11:30 am to 12:30pm

Location: EnCana Oil & Gas, 370 17th St, 40th Floor, Castle Peak Conference Room


More info here.

READ has vacancies at our Oslo head office:

- Project Manager

- Electro - Optical Engineer

For details see here.

New development for 2015 and beyond include the patented HybridVSPTM system combining DAS with 3C sensor in one array and 100 level + subsea permanent well seismic installations with patented PerForMTM. In data processing ask about our newly published salt flank imaging technology. Our microseismic processing is now suitable for downhole and surface monitoring. Our latest 3DVSP migration which uses a vector approach for better focusing and automated PP and PS output volumes. We have even introduced a new product line related to Well Integrity. There are many reason to visit booth 1642 and reacquaint yourself with the READ Group.

See Nick Brooks describe our unique salt flank imaging technology with a case study from the Gulf Coast

“Defining a Steeply Dipping Salt Flank in Mississippi with a New High Certainty 3D Method”

2pm Monday 21 Sept. Room 310 George R Brown Conference Center

READ AS just recently finished processing 2 x 3DVSP land surveys including tomography inversion and specular vector depth migration. Fracture analysis from the P to S converted wave at the top of the reservoir depth, was a complementary work.