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Seismic Modeling Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67049
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
75547B04-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Z-seis Corporation
8020 Leghorn, Suite B Houston, TX 77040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Seismic Modeling Engines
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER86230
Award Amount: $99,957.00
 

Abstract:

75547-Seismic modeling is a core component of petroleum exploration and production today. Potential applications include modeling the influence of dip on anisotropic migration; source/receiver placement in deviated-well three-dimensional surveys for vertical seismic profiling (VSP); and the generation of realistic datasets for testing contractor-supplied migration algorithms or for interpreting AVO (amplitude variation with offset) responses. This project will extend the use of a finite-difference modeling package, developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, to the advanced applications needed by industry. Phase I will demonstrate feasibility in the areas of refined meshing for surface topography, marine and sediment layers, faults, fractures and boreholes, and dynamic equivalent media for thin layering. The existing codes will be applied to demonstrate the utility of the modeling methods in a new application, three-dimensional VSP, where lack of synthetic data sets impedes the development and verification of velocity modeling and imaging methods. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The seismic modeling engine should lead to a software package for skilled geophysical users, along with a modeling service that could be offered to the industry.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce P. Marion
Mr.
7136905880
bmarion@z-seis.com

Business Contact:

Bruce P. Marion
Mr.
7136905880
bmarion@z-seis.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Z-seis Corporation
6209 Windfern Houston, TX 77040

EIN/Tax ID: 020683359
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
Contact: Rick M. Inada
Contact Phone: (510) 486-4673
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)