(19)
(11)EP 2 383 588 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
29.11.2017 Bulletin 2017/48

(43)Date of publication A2:
02.11.2011 Bulletin 2011/44

(21)Application number: 11163359.0

(22)Date of filing:  21.04.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G01V 1/20  (2006.01)
G01V 1/00  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 30.04.2010 US 330049 P

(71)Applicant: ConocoPhillips Company
Houston, TX 77079 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Eick, Peter
    Houston, TX 77094 (US)
  • Brewer, Joel
    Houston, TX 77094 (US)
  • Shan, Shan
    Houston, TX 77041 (US)

(74)Representative: Simpson, Paul Christopher 
ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited Legal Floor 6, Portman House 2 Portman Street
London, Greater London W1H 6DU
London, Greater London W1H 6DU (GB)

  


(54)Caterpillar-style seismic data acquisition using autonomous, continuously recording seismic data recorders


(57) The invention relates to recording seismic data with autonomous seismic data recorders in a pattern where the recorders are deployed in a compact geographical array having a low aspect ratio keeping the recorders closer to the seismic source trucks and requiring fewer total recorders. The recorders are deployed to cover an active listening patch and the seismic source trucks progress from shot point to shot point within a defined source path that provides for a pattern of recorder movements from behind the active listening patch to a location in front of the active patch.