Overview of multicomponent seismic field work at Spring Coulee, Alberta

Malcolm B. Bertram*, Kevin W. Hall, Robert R. Stewart, Eric V. Gallant, Gary F. Margrave, and Rolf Maier


In January 2008, the CREWES project, in association with ARAM Systems Ltd., conducted a multicomponent field program near Spring Coulee, Alberta. The purpose of this survey was to compare three-component geophone data to MEMS accelerometer data in a real world situation. A secondary purpose was to investigate the area for development potential on behalf of the University of Calgary, which holds subsurface rights on the land. A 2-D seismic line of 652 stations at 10 m spacing was acquired using 2 kg dynamite shots, two 48,000 lb vibrators and a 18,000 lb vibrator.

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