Seismic data acquisition is used to map potential petroleum resources in the subsurface. The seismic acquisition activity is mainly conducted by the oil and subsea seismic companies.

Seismic acquisition on the Norwegian shelf

Graph showing seismic acquisition on the Norwegian shelf

Data acquisition, especially 3D / 4D data, has become much more efficient, while the use of audio source (boat kilometres – blue line) has not changed that much.


Updated: 09/02/2021