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Advances in the use of Wireless Technology for Real-time Seismic Recording—Applications to Seismic Surveys and Passive Monitoring

R. Kligfield1, G. Jones1, M. Lambert1, and D. Crice1

1Wireless Seismic Inc.


It has proven possible to engineer a seismic recording system without using cables that also preserves the capability of real-time seismic data collection. To do this, it was necessary to utilize recent advances in radio propagation techniques, including special implementation of radio frequency interference avoidance algorithms, together with radio protocols suitable for the specific mesh network favored by seismic contractors. Using these methods, we have successfully applied this technology to 2D and 3D seismic surveys as well as hydraulic fracture monitoring situations. To date, the technology has been field tested to 10,000 channels in over 40 deployments worldwide. Due to its modular and scalable architecture, it is expected that field deployments of 20-30,000 channels and much greater will be feasible in the near future.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain