We understand that you want answers
IGC professionals come from major energy corporations and understand that clients are looking for interpretations they can use to make decisions. That's why we deliver actionable advice - definitive interpretations, not academic studies. About 60% of this work is assessing new plays and frontier areas. The 40% is verifying or supporting a seismically-derived interpretation. Here are some of the major applications of our multi-science interpretations.
Regional analysis to identify areas of interest
Integrated Geophysics Corporation delivers viable information about basement rock, tectonics, sediment thickness, migratory pathways and structure. Clients often use our results to make strategic decisions about where to invest their exploration dollars. Potential Fields data can deliver a 1st pass interpretation of a region and target areas of interest in preparation for seismic acquisition. The cost of regional seismic data is greatly reduced.
Integrated gravity/magnetics interpretations guided by IGC's extensive experience and proprietary techniques, can help clients reduce risk by verifying deep seismically-derived structure.
Resolving structure under low-density section e.g., salt
Both magnetic and gravity interpretations contribute to higher-confidence structural mapping, well placement and pay zone depth definition.
Resolving structure at the sedimentary/igneous interface
Magnetic and gravity interpretations can help identify structures and traps below igneous interfaces such as basalt flows. -more-
Sixty-three percent of existing assets in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico are associated with basement structural highs or faults. This indicates the predictive value of basement studies. -more-
Guidance to increase the value of proposed seismic studies
Gravity/Magnetic interpretations can be of enormous value in identifying structures prior to seismic studies. That information can assist clients place survey lines for higher resolution of important structures.
Gravity surveys can now record changes in gravity in all three dimensions. This data is called gravity TENSOR data. Gravity tensor data provides much higher resolution than conventional gravity data. Tensor data can be used to constrain seismic data that has been diffused or absorbed by salt or igneous rock formations (see above). In many geologic environments the result is a much more reliable, higher-resolution structural model. -more-
Some clients use IGC as their potential fields (gravity and magnetic) department. Some recommended best practices can strongly increase the benefits of this strategy -more-