A Catalog of Expertise
A line of vibrators in Australia.
Land operations in Alaska.
See our equipment pictured here working under the beautiful natural light displays of the Aurora Borealis.
SFO team apparel for wet and cold climates.
NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Nodes on a rope.
Geokinetics has knowledge and experience working on projects across some of the world’s most culturally diverse and environmentally challenging terrain. Cableless technology proves invaluable; improving data quality, coverage and speed at which it can all be achieved. Geokinetics land and SFO acquisition crews have recently been working in the heat of Southeast Asia, Australasia and the USA and by complete contrast, the freezing temperatures of Alaska.
I’m very proud of my colleagues at Geokinetics. From the gun mechanic offshore Brunei to the surveyor in a 3 canopy Brazilian rainforest, we consistently answer the call from a very diverse portfolio of clients in some of the most challenging areas around the globe to acquire seismic data. Each year the offsets get wider, the channel counts larger, and the clients more demanding. With exemplary project management, a strong commitment to providing a safe working environment, and the very latest cable-less technology, Geokinetics has become the CLEAR CHOICE for customers worldwide. Our Processing professionals employ the very latest techniques that allow our clients to make informed business decisions about the subsurface. Our Multi-Client team has consistently delivered on their business plan in the United States and has recently branched out into South America and is preparing to penetrate other key geographic markets. All of these efforts are supported by a worldclass team of professionals from human resources, legal, finance, and tax to geophysics and mechanics. Their tireless efforts allow our field managers to deploy assets on time and with no surprises. Geokinetics clients appreciate our efforts and are not shy about acknowledging good results. These are just few reasons why I’m proud of my colleagues at Geokinetics.
David J. Crowley, President & CEO
About the Front Cover
GeoTiger working at dusk in the Gulf of Mexico, just off Louisiana, on a recent SFO survey.
Geokinetics stand at EAGE’15 in Madrid.
AquaVib™ in it’s cradle.
FROM THE EDITOR
Image of a base camp from a previous job in Egypt.
Click Click Click
SFO operations with air guns as the source.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then this issue of our company magazine, Seisline, is quite a read. Yes, it’s different than in previous years but isn’t that what it’s all about these days? Doing the same things in different ways, faster, more efficient, sometimes unfamiliar ways. Change is the constant, never stop learning; education and what we do with it is the foundation of our success. Geokinetics Seisline remains a terrific vehicle to show our family around the world where we are and what we’re up to, either in print or online. Did you know you can read an online version of Seisline on ISSUU.com? Please keep taking photos of what you do best. We are nothing if we can’t show you guys doing the real work in the field or offshore. And keep safety at the forefront of your minds in every aspect of your work. Everyone needs to stay happy, healthy and productive both at home and at work. Throughout the pages of this publication we hope you are able to see jobs and maybe people who are familiar to you, or at least see what we’ve been up to and where over the recent months. We hope you enjoy this new look issue. So until next time, click click click.
SFO operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Louise Kinnersley, Editor email@example.com
The importance of replenishment and new growth.
Flexible land nodal operations along the coastline of California, North America.
We employ helicopters to reach areas not accessible by vehicles or sometimes when it is more efficient.
Man-portable operations in Mexico. Node technology for improved data quality coverage and speed. Drilling experts on steep slope in Mexico.
Surveyor in Australia.
Shiny new nodes ready for deployment.
Land Acquisition EXPERTS
4 Vibrators on the line in Australia.
Australian dust storm.
UNIVIB, lighter, smaller footprint, more mobile vibrator.
Recorder truck in use on project in Australia.
Laying out the nodes.
Equipment clearing the line, following a predetermined path.
Announcing the Worldâ€™s First True
Broadband Seismic Solution for Land, Transition Zone, and Seafloor
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
The type of equipment employed to clear the lines for our crews.
Geokinetics has well-organized base camps.
Cable repair crew after fire swept through the program.
BROAD Capabilities 13
North America land operations.
Deployment of nodes in extreme temperatures in Alaska. Operating last winter in the Far North.
Equipment utilized in Alaska.
Node in the ice.
Geokinetics is on TOP
of the WORLD
AquaVib is an eco-friendly towable marine source providing similar seismic imaging as airgun, but at a fraction of the sound pressure levels. Designed for water depths as shallow as 1m, its unique, all electric drive offers high reliability and full control of your wavelet, without disrupting the environment around it.
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
For years we have talked about the shallow water and transition zone areas of the world and decided we wanted to find another way of defining this. And also to come up with a way to let people know that Geokinetics doesn’t ‘do streamer surveys in very deep water,’ we do everything but streamer. We introduced Geokinetics BROADLand.SF which focuses on the ‘land’ that happens to be ‘under the water.’ We have SFO (seafloor operations) crews that are specialists in these areas. Geokinetics invests in modern proprietary, customized and off-the-shelf technologies and equipment especially developed for the BROADLand.SF environment. SFO is just one of our areas of expertise, we have over 70 years of experience operating seismic crews all around the world, we know how to do this.
The AIS group is responsible for converting the ‘ones’ and ‘zeros’ acquired in the field into a 3-dimensional image of the subsurface. As creators of the end product our clients will use to find and produce oil and gas, they represent the capabilities of the entire company. AIS do not take this responsibility lightly and quality control is at the core of their activity. Pictured here is a particular project being peer-reviewed before being presented to the customer.
Clean and tidy marine spares.
Maintenance Welding carried out in our repair facility.
Pressure testing cables.
The â€˜beforeâ€™ picture of a vibrator in for repair and maintenance.
Vehicle fluids and lubricants.
• Lightweight • Agile • Eco-friendly
A Revolution in Onshore Technology Geokinetics onSEIS delivers all the benefits of traditional impulsive surface sources with the added advantage of synchronization to improve operational efficiency. This revolution in technology offers a lightweight source solution for urban areas, difficult terrain, and limited access areas with minimal environmental impact; without compromising data quality.
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Single phone, node technology, who knew they grew on trees? Snowy seismic program in Canada last winter.
Keeping warm by working hard in Canada last winter.
Heading for the edge of the world.
onSEIS, synchronized impulsive source, a revolution in onshore technology. Lightweight, agile and eco-friendly.
Nodes on a Rope
A New Era for Ocean Bottom Seismic Thinking Differently
From the beach to deepwater, Geokinetics helps you acquire the quality data you need to make the best development decisions. We use node technologies to provide coverage and clarity you simply canâ€™t get with streamers. Our solutions cover every zone. You get superior imaging, better gap filling, and easier 4D seismic. Plus we have the resources and expertise to efficiently acquire high-value data anywhere in the world, in all geologies. Better economics and better results. Thatâ€™s Geokinetics.
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
Nodes ANYWHERE You Want
Alaska earlier this year, man-portable node placement in the ice. Surveyors on a land acquisition project.
Versatile wireless nodal acquisition system enhances signal fidelity and data quality.
N O R T H
A M E R I C A
North America, California.
North America, Colorado.
O P E R A T I O N S Canada.
Alaska and natureâ€™s light show.
North America, California.
OPERATING MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK 1
10 Assurance, Review and Improvement
Monitoring, Reporting and Learning
Plans and Procedures
Asset Design and Integrity
Policies, Standards and Objectives
Execution of 8 Activities
Commitment and Accountability
Organization, Resources and 3 Capability
Stakeholders and Customers
Risk Assessment and Control
Operating Management System Framework ÂŠOGP-IPIECA
HSE, it’s in our DNA.
The framework comprises 2 interdependent components:
4 Fundamentals focus on attention on management
principles that are arguably the most important for an effective OMS – Leadership, Risk Management, Continuous Improvement and Implementation.
These principles are not sequential and they apply equally to every Element of the OMS to drive its success. Constant focus on each Fundamental will sustain the OMS, strengthening performance and effectiveness.
10 Elements establish a structure to organize the
various components of an OMS. Each of the 10 Elements includes an overview, a purpose statement and a set of Expectations that define the system’s intended outcomes. Every element requires the establishment and maintenance of appropriate documentation and records.
Sea rescue training.
On-crew general health screening for all crew members.
Protecting animals in harms way.
Mandatory breathalyzer testing per policy and procedures.
15MATTERS YEARS EXPERIENCE
On-crew eye tests making sure that all crew members are well looked after.
Geokinetics Knows Mexico
In-field hazard safety briefing.
Geokinetics CARES Geokinetics in the field.
2D 3D 4D
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
We have the EQUIPMENT.
We have the PEOPLE.
Experts in ALASKA and
We have the UNDERSTANDING.
We have the KNOWLEDGE.
Expansive views in Australia.
SFO box inventory on crew in Malaysia.
Work boats on a recent SFO project in Indonesia.
Cable boat, USA.
Recording vessel, USA.
Main accommodation barge supporting crew working on a project in Indonesia.
Reaping SFO nodes in Malaysia.
SFO crew on a recent project offshore Louisiana, North America. Vibrators on the line in Australia.
Only violins in your string quartet? Seismic surveys typically employ a single source and receiver type throughout the project, and are designed to prevent aliasing the high frequencies of dipping reflections. By employing multiple source and receiver types, each optimized to a particular frequency band, we can avoid over-sampling the low frequencies, and concentrate the acquisition effort where it is most needed, resulting in optimally sampled, broadband seismic datasets.
Seismic. Fully Orchestrated. geokinetics.com
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
Survey crew in Alaska.
SFO crew in Malaysia.
Canadian crew member.
Safe negotiation down a steep incline in Mexico.
Correct PPE for working in the freezing temperatures of Alaska.
Air gun source.
Geokinetics AquaVibâ„˘, a unique marine vibrator in use on an SFO job off the coast of Louisiana recently.
Floating jetty on an SFO job in the Asia Pacific region.
Example of SFO vessels we utilize on transition zone and ocean bottom system operations around the world.
TZ OBS &
Transition zone and ocean bottom systems. You now know this as
Cable boat employed by Geokinetics in the Gulf of Mexico on a recent SFO survey.
Geokinetics GeoTiger in the evening sun.
Geokinetics GeoTiger vessel.
Example of the type of vessels that Geokinetics SFO team retrofits for its own specific requirements.
Proprietary, Customized and Off-the-Shelf TECHNOLOGIES
Example of size of gun boat used by our SFO crews around the world.
SBM TTI PERFECTION
Geokinetics Advanced Imaging Services Not just a new name but a new spirit, a new attitude and a new outlook. With a new leadership team comes fresh ideas. This is a defining moment in the history of Geokinetics as the Advanced Imaging Services group is embarking it its greatest adventure yet. As a full service provider of data processing services the Geokinetics AIS group is able to offer the latest technologies such as CRS, RTM and FWI (full waveform inversion). In addition, the AIS group is working with CRAY in developing an energy efficient multi-petaflop supercomputer. Get to know us, all over again.
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
Rainbow: a multi-colored arc in the sky, a wide assortment, a varied multitude, a rainbow of possibilities. Just like us, we are made up of many cultures, colors and nationalities.
The Art of Acquisition Wearing correct PPE.
A flotilla of work boats. Big seas.
Malaysia. Gulf of Mexico.
12 meter utility boat.
Oceans, Seas, Rivers, and Straits
Geokinetics SFO crews employ these Westcoaster vessels.
12 meter work boats in the foreground and a Westcoaster in the distance.
Seamless data acquisition from sea to shore.
Westcoaster used for deployment of nodes.
Our extensive SFO capabilities keep us well positioned to meet the challenges of surf, tide, climate and environmental sensitivity and accessibility.
Multi-Client Land & Sea Floor
RE SERVOIR DRIVEN
Geokinetics Multi-Client Library Alta Creek 3D 224 square miles
Simpson Draw 1&2 3D 466 square miles
Northeast PA 3D (GOK/GPI) 1,991 square miles
20 Mile Creek 3D 173 square miles Goshen 3D 315 square miles Delbert 3D (GOK/GPI) 266 square miles
Niobrara 3D (GOK/GPI) 1,362 square miles
KTK 3D 95 square miles
Blackwell 3D 80 square miles(1) Newport 3D 268 square miles
Marcellus 2D (GOK/GPI) 2,150 square miles Waynesburg 3D 722 square miles
Millerton 3D 205 square miles
6,167 Square Miles (~3.88 Million Acres) 2,150 Linear Miles * Geokinetics and Geophysical Pursuit (GPI) are partners on these projects with GPI having responsibility for the marketing and sales of these data.
Vibrator on the line in Australia.
Man-portable land operations.
DRIVEN HSE and Operations discussions, Brunei.
Advanced Imaging Services
Unique Marine Vibrator Technology
Unique Land Vibrator Technology
The Color Run Is also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet. It is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. The Color Run is now the single largest event series in the world, it has quite literally exploded since its debut event in March 2011 with events now being hosted in more than 50 countries. This photo was taken at an event held in Australia and sent to us by a member of our Brisbane office team.