Cost effective operations are the key to successful energy projects, in both oil and gas and renewables. RPS Energy has been instrumental in providing project management and technical support as well as expert quality control for seismic surveys, site investigation, well operations, positioning and infrastructure projects.

Seismic Operations & Processing

RPS has been providing operational support and quality control services on seismic data acquisition projects for over 25 years. Our clients include independent operators, major oil companies, and many national oil and gas companies and government agencies. These services may be provided as a standalone exercise, or as part of an integrated project management capability incorporating Survey Design and Planning as summarised under Survey Design & Planning. Our expertise and support covers 2D, 3D, time lapse (4D), ocean bottom cable (OBC) and multi-component (4C) seismic projects

Seismic Operations

Our expertise covers 2D, 3D, time lapse (4D), ocean bottom cable (OBC) and multi-component (4C) seismic projects and includes explosive, airgun and vibroseis sources and specialist modes of transport, e.g. helicopters and airboats. Additionally we have experience in offshore Controlled Source Electro Magnetic (CSEM) techniques.

Our personnel can provide supervisory services plus technical and HSE audits to monitor both the technical and commercial conduct of the project, procedures for the deployment of source/recording systems and receivers, while ensuring safe practice. RPS can provide a flexible approach to the provision of these support services. Input can range from detailed input on specific points to undertaking larger modules of work as required by each client and project

What we provide

Seismic survey and geodetic field supervision

Geodetic and positioning audit services

Field based data processing quality control

Environmental Impact Assessments

Checking of crew procedures for equipment testing and maintenance

Identification of errors in procedures and equipment handling

Checking of operating parameters of recording system and source control equipment


Case Studies & Fact Sheets:

Technical Audit of Land Crew

Underwater Acoustic Services



Derek Campbell
Technical Director, Land Seismic
T: +44 (0) 1483 746506

David Lambdin
Technical Director, Marine Seismic
T: +44 (0)1297 34656

Tony LaPierre
Technical Director - Seismic Operations and Site Investigations
T: +1 (281) 448 6188

Larry Barkley
Senior Vice President – Operations
T: +1 (403) 265-7226

Australia Asia Pacific
John Stanton
Technical Director
T: +61 (0) 8 9211 1165

Seismic Processing

What we provide

On-crew or on-board quality support or processing supervision

Analysis of vintage data for input into a survey design

Selection of processing parameters

Preparation of invitations to tender

Tender review and recommendations for contract award

Hands-on processing quality control on-board or on-crew

Full processing of small volume projects



Chris Page
Processing Manager
T: +44 (0) 1491 415 400

USA & Canada
Andy Kirchin
Senior Vice President Consulting, Houston
T: +1 (281) 448 6188

Australia Asia Pacific
Ian Hawkshaw
Processing Services Manager
T: +61 (0) 8 9211 1111