Borehole Seismic Services

An Industry Leader

Max Solutions Sp. z o.o., through partnerships, is an industry leader in providing Wellbore Seismic Services.

Many experts have indicated that Borehole related seismic data applications are underutilized in the upstream oil and gas exploration industry. Unmatched quality and quantity of recording equipment, superior processing techniques and pre-survey modeling combine to make Max Solutions borehole services un-paralleled in Europe and beyond.

What we bring with us

  • Max Solutions owns 104 levels of 3-component geophone modules, magnetic or spring bar clamping
  • Max Solutions owns 4000+ meters of fiber optic, truck mounted cable for high capacity borehole deployment
  • Robust and redundant recording and testing hardware and software
  • Unique processing techniques that allow the use of surface seismic processing tools for well-bore imaging applications
  • Model driven micro-seismic processing that differs from standard earthquake location methods
  • where matched P-wave and S-wave events are required. Events are located with just P-wave or just S-wave, allowing the identification of many more seismic events than traditional methods
  • Easy Mobilization from Poland to anywhere in Europe and beyond

Advantages in using borehole recorded seismic over surface recorded seismic

One-way travel time, improving transmission loss and significantly improving temporal resolution and signal to noise ratio.

Steep-dip imaging is made possible and practical with vertical borehole arrays.

Long vertical arrays, allow for full wave recording with excellent depth and XY resolution.

Max Solution’s Borehole Seismic Solutions include the following Applications:

Zero Offset, 2D (Walkaway) and 3D VSPs
Micro-Seismic Monitoring of Fracture Stimulation
VSP (walkaway) during drilling to accurately update the target location. (Special Application of 2D VSP)
Zero Offset, 2D (Walkaway) and 3D VSPs

Our long array dramatically reduces the field acquisition time and provides better continuity records with a singl resource, without splicing. The results are higher quality, by definition. Unique processing techniques allow borehole imaging records to be processed by all the surface seismic processing tools available in the time domain, including migration.

Salt Dome Exploration

Micro-Seismic Monitoring of Fracture Stimulation.

Our long arrays placed in deep monitor wells, or shallow purposely-drilled monitor wells, allow for the recording and better identification of more events than standard services. Traditional methods onl measure a small portion of the incident wavefield, resulting in mis-location of the loci of th eevent .Our processing techniques require only the identification of a P-wave or S-wave, but not both. Competitor methods require the identification of a match pare of both P-wave and S-wave to locate an event. Small magnitude events may generate only a very low amplitude S-wave, for example. As you can see, the GT partnership technique allow for the ability to detect and accurately locate significantly more micro-seismic events than the competitors methods.