altcom started microseisgram as a multi-sponsor R&D project in 2007. The objective was to develop a platform independent microseismic processing and Quality Control (QC) software workbench for the oil and gas and geothermal industries.
microseisgram is now available as a commercial package and the R&D consortium is still driving further development with new releases coming out every 6 - 12 months.
The workbench is aimed at:
- Small to medium scale microseismic data processing
- QC of microseismic data and processed results
- Testing of new and enhanced processing techniques
- Standardising microseismic waveform and metadata exchange formats
microseisgram is not intended for bulk and/or commercial microseismic data
processing but as a tool for R&D and data QC use.
The software has been developed to be platform independent using Java and Java 3D.
- Platform independence (developed in Java)cross cor
- Integrated relational database (Apache Derby SQL)
- Data readers (eg SEGY, SEG2, SEED) & XML import/export
- Seismogram viewing
- Interactive arrival time and polarisation picker
- Event location
- Hodogram analysis
- Spectral and source parameter analysis
- Guided auto-picking
- Fault plane solutions and focal mechanism
- Interactive 3D visualisation & animation tool
- Error analysis
- Location misfit maps and location error clouds
- 3D travel time & velocity model plot
- Travel-time modelling
- Receiver gather view with multiple event cross-correlation
- Check shot analyzer
Research project structure
The microseisgram development project is funded through a consortium structure consisting of
industrial partners from the hydrocarbons and geothermal industry.
Each project sponsor is granted a non-exclusive royalty-free license in-perpetuity to use and develop
the software for R&D purposes.
Use of the software by the sponsor's business unit's for commercial or non R&D purposes requires the payment of a one-off license fee.
The project has been funded by altcom and the participation of oil industry partners under a collaborative research agreement.
altcom Ltd also gratefully acknowledges the support of the University of Exeter and the European Social Fund (ESF) for start-up R&D funding.
If you are an oil industry or geothermal industry operator and would like to find out about participating in the collaborative research project please contact Dr Andy Jupe: [email protected]