Exploration Geophysics Laboratory (EGL) was established in 1997 to
develop seismic vector-wavefield technology for improved reservoir
characterization and prospect evaluation.
EGL develops a wide range of technologies, including seismic field-recording
techniques and data-processing and data-interpretation procedures,
to image reservoirs using all components of the seismic wavefield.
The goal is to determine the value and applications of independent
compressional-wave (P-wave) and shear-wave (S-wave) images of stratigraphic
systems. When P and S images are combined, investigators gain more
insight into petrophysical rock properties, pore structure, pore-fluid
properties, sequence-stratigraphic relationships, spatial distributions
of lithologies, fracture distributions, and anisotropic properties
of complex reservoirs than when only one seismic mode is used to study
studies with industry sponsors give EGL access to onshore multicomponent
seismic data and multicomponent marine data. EGL focuses on developing
case histories and data examples that illustrate applications of multicomponent
seismic technology. For example, EGL has demonstrated that four-component
ocean-bottom-cable (4-C OBC) seismic data improve the understanding
and characterization of gas-hydrate systems across the northern Gulf
of Mexico because converted-SV waves can image the internal architecture
of deep-water, near-seafloor strata with a better resolution than
pay $50,000 per year. Late entrants pay an additional $15,000 fee
to gain access to the research findings that have been amassed since
the conception of the program. Some late entrants have joined the
consortium by providing appropriate in-kind donations of data and
other research resources in lieu of paying the $50,000 entry fee.
Equipment manufacturers and software companies can participate by
donating appropriate resources to the program rather than providing
more information, please contact Bob Hardage.
Telephone 512-471-0300. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.