In the mining industry, seismic imaging is a powerful but under-used tool for the imaging of ore bodies.
The migration and analysis of mining seismic data sets presents a range of challenges, particular where target ore may be acoustically similar to surrounding rock. Additionally, steeply dipping bodies can be nearly invisible to conventional surface reflection seismic, whilst the ability to resolve complex velocity gradients with precision can distort the output from even highly intensive surveys.
ArraySeis™, our iDAS™ based seismic services, provides miners with the opportunity to obtain rich VSP data that can be used to redefine the status quo in velocity model development. Silixa’s broad seismic acquisition experience in the Oil & Gas sector can be leveraged to enable the development of new tools for exploration and monitoring in soft rock and hard rock alike.