Geological Modelling

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Reduce uncertainty during onshore exploration with structural models constructed from satellite-derived geological studies.

  • Use imagery, DEMs and field data, seismic or well inputs to build cross sections
  • Establish detailed structural development and deformation histories
  • Provide interpolated “fill-in” between widely spaced seismic data and establish cross-strike correlation
  • Map structures in 3D and perform basic volume calculations prior to seismic or field study

We use 'Move' from Midland Valley as the core software for cross-section construction and structural modelling. The software is used to create viable cross sections within regional or detailed scenarios.

The sections require mapping using both image data and, importantly, excellent quality DEM data from SRTM, SPOT HRS or better, for regional and detailed levels respectively. The recent availability of 5m DEMs from either satellite or airborne systems, using both optical and radar sources, has allowed DEM data to match the higher resolution image datasets now available.

We use the DEM to perform dip analysis. From SPOT or more detailed DEMs, the classic three-point algorithm has been developed to provide better dip control where data allow. Where measurement is not been possible, due to obscured or indistinct bedding, then qualitative dip symbols are used, showing flat, gentle, moderate, steep or vertical bedding.

The technique is especially useful to link structures that have been interpreted on widely spaced seismic data. The satellite data provides interpolation between lines that allows accurate linkage from one line to the next.

There are a number of advantages to our modeling service:

  • Provide economical and quick structural assessments
  • Tie between sparse 2D seismic datasets
  • Define 3D volumes prior to expensive seismic data acquisition
GeoConsulting - Satellite Mapping

Satellite Mapping

A world-leading supplier of satellite images, multi-client products and bespoke mapping services.

GeoConsulting - Geological Mapping

Geological Mapping

Field to continent scale satellite-based geological mapping - from regional projects to detailed interpretation of license blocks.
GeoConsulting - Geological Mapping Studies

Geological Mapping Studies

Geological mapping and interpretation of remote sensing data, from regional projects to detailed interpretation of licence blocks.

GeoConsulting - Seismic Support

Seismic Support

Increase efficiency and productivity for land seismic surveys with ground characterization and terrain mapping.
GeoConsulting - Surface Deformation InSAR

Surface Deformation (InSAR)

Precise, remote monitoring of surface deformation for geohazard delineation and production monitoring for onshore fields.
GeoConsulting - Terrain Characterization

Terrain Characterization

Near-surface ground characterization using remotely sensed data to support and enhance onshore seismic acquisition and processing.