Seismic Planning and Management

The expertise within RPS is applied across the Australia and Asia Pacific region to a broad range of projects spanning energy, mining, urban growth, infrastructure and natural resource management. Where required, we are uniquely positioned to provide a fully integrated response to our clients’ needs, drawn from the collective and multi-disciplinary expertise of 1000 experts in our region, and 4500 worldwide

RPS specialises in the project management of seismic operations.

The world’s leading seismic consultancy company, we have provided operational support and quality control services on seismic data acquisition projects worldwide for over 30 years.

Our experienced team manages all phases in the planning and implementation of land and marine seismic campaigns, from concept through to completion. We ensure the highest standards of data quality are acquired in the safest and most cost effective manner.

With comprehensive relevant backgrounds working in oil companies or for seismic data acquisition contractors, our team is familiar with most of the industry’s preferred seismic and positioning data acquisition and energy source systems. Armed with (optional) independent data QC and analysis software systems, we are able to provide quantitative assessments of acquired data quality.

Using database driven reporting software, we can provide clients with a single source archive of all seismic field operations for a project, including HSE and operational statistics, as well as line-by-line data quality assessment.

Our expertise covers 2D, 3D, time lapse (4D), OBC, multi-component (3C & 4C) plus controlled source electromagnetic surveys. This includes use of explosive, airgun, vibrator and EM sources, as well as conventional magnetic and passive gravity data acquisition.

Our expertise is sought after by clients including independent operators, oil companies, many national oil and gas companies and seismic data acquisition contractors in the Asia Pacific region.

Services include:

Project management

Survey design – review of geological objectives with the client, an assessment of vintage data, recommendation of optimum acquisition parameters and acquisition techniques

Tender process management (for both seismic acquisition and processing)

Technical audits

Land and marine seismic data acquisition field supervision

HSE audits/risk management

Vessel audits

Seismic quality control/technical assurance

Navigation and positioning

Marine fauna observation

Unexploded ordnance mitigation


Logistics support

On crew data processing QC

In-house data processing supervision, analysis and management