Seismic Location Reconciliation Service

Seismic Location Data

Lynx understands the importance of accurate navigation records in releasing the full value of seismic data. We pride ourselves on being able to provide fully reconciled SEG-Y data that can be loaded into workstation applications with ease and confidence.

With this in mind, we have developed an integrated suite of tools to ensure that our location data is of the highest standard

Lynx's Capabilities

  • Digital capture from hard-copy shotpoint location maps and listings
  • Conversion, import and manipulation of digital location data
  • Geodetic transformation
  • Seismic reconciliation

Navigation from Hard-Copy

Often the only source of seismic navigation information is from variable quality hard-copy maps and listings. Lynx is able to scan all original documentation to a high quality in order to ensure the optimum data capture.

While OCR and manual techniques can be utilised to encode listings, a much more sophisticated set of tools has been developed to work with shotpoint basemaps.

Basemap Digitising - Setup

  • Supports all standard image file formats
  • Full image manipulation including rotation, zoom and pan
  • Advanced calibration utilising triangulated network for high accuracy
  • X-Y and Lat-Lon reference points accommodated
  • Import function and overlay from digital source for verification and editing
LOCDIG calibrating screenshot

Basemap Digitising - Capture

  • Intelligent auto-tracking with editable predictive and snap-to-shotpoint functionality
  • Manual capture with point-and-click editing of shots and attributes
  • Shotpoint interpolation and calculation by distance
  • Full control over visual display of captured data
  • Output data capture direct to UKOOA, CSV and ESRI shapefile formats
LOCDIG digitizing screenshot

Navigation Data from a Digital Source

Where digital source navigation data is available, a wide range of problems may still be encountered in terms of non-standard formats, erroneous values and corrupt files.

Lynx offers a full range of services to accurately decode digital source data.

Further, a complimentary suite of tools allows for additional enhancement, interactive editing and validation of the resultant capture.

Digital Capture - Import

Default settings for standard UKOOA and SEG-P1 location data incorporating EBCDIC format conversion.

Interactive display of source data with flexible customisation of individual columns for non-standard files.

Multiple settings available for correct handling of variable parameters such as line-delimiters, shotpoint annotation and Lat-Lon display formats.

LOCCONV screenshot

Digital Capture - Manipulation

Full editing functionality for individual points, profiles and header records.

Interactive splitting or joining of profiles plus creation of new profiles from intersections

Shotpoint renumbering, interpolation, decimation and waypointing.

X-Y shifts and rescaling of profiles

Extract and remove selected profiles and merge from additional files

LOCPREP screenshot

Digitial Capture - Validation

A wide range of automated Geometry Tests are available to check the internal integrity of the data capture.

  • Identification of duplicate profiles
  • Logical validation of relative X-Y and Lat-Lon values
  • Interactive threshold searches to check point-to-point distances, angles and sequencing errors
  • Formatted reports of findings

Geodetic Transformation

With a worldwide client-base, Lynx has a long experience of working with international E&P data from across the globe.

Whether working with specially developed standalone software applications or within a GIS framework, Lynx has the tools to provide comprehensive geodetic services.

We offer support for the georectification of original maps and full digital conversion utilities, incorporating local datums, spheroid parameters and defined projections.

Working with Seismic Data

Lynx has been working with seismic data since the establishment of the company in 1989. Over the years, we have handled all vintages, variations and qualities of source data and along the way expanded our software capabilities to handle both the seismic navigation data and the SEG-Y records

We are able to provide a fully validated integration of both datasets

Seismic Data - Reconciliation

  • Automated decoding and cross-referencing of location files and associated SEG-Y files, matching profile names and checking integrity of data ranges
  • Full editing facilities to interactively tie together mismatches and correct navigation and SEG-Y files
  • Insertion and extraction of verified navigation data directly into/from SEG-Y trace headers
  • Comprehensive reconciliation report including matches, ranges, line lengths and shot-to-trace relationships

Ensure that line names in SEG-Y files exactly match those in the available seismic location data

Shotpoint ranges of seismic locations and seismic data files can be compared and overlaid - extrapolated shotpoint ranges can be calculated using a choice of algorithms.

Please contact us if you would like more information about our seismic reconciliation services