Seismic While Drilling Vertical Seismic Profile

Definition - What does Seismic While Drilling Vertical Seismic Profile mean?

Seismic While Drilling Vertical Seismic Profile is a technique in which a seismic source such as an acoustic device is used for acquiring a vertical seismic profile (VSP) from the well surface and sonic receivers in a borehole. During the drilling of an oil or gas well, this seismic is performed and 2D as well as 3D images are created and the data is interpreted for decision making.

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Seismic While Drilling Vertical Seismic Profile is one of the techniques of calibrating seismic data in which images are developed from surface sources and sonic receivers in the well. These techniques include check-shot surveys, vertical seismic profile (VSP) calibration, and reverse vertical seismic profile. 3D images of a borehole are created by transmission of waveforms of various wavelengths and data is interpreted for taking drilling decisions of an oil or gas well. Geologists perform this technique by either carrying out sonic wave logging or single well imaging

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