The seismic reflection method involves inducing a seismic wave into the earth and recording the waves that are reflected from sub-surface layers. Seismic reflection is ideal for mapping geology at depths exceeding 50 m.
Deep seismic reflection surveying is the most advanced technique in geophysics today, thanks to its application on a huge scale for oil and gas exploration. This technique does, however, have other applications on a smaller scale, such as for civil engineering project site investigation. The theory is identical, but the acquisition and processing parameters are adjusted to provide a higher resolution at shallow depths.
Typical applications of seismic reflection include:
- Oil and gas exploration;
- Geological mapping studies;
- Mineral exploration;
- Civil engineering site investigations.
For more information, please contact our Ground Survey Team.