How affordable seismic is helping unlock CCS, geothermal and hydrogen

There was once a time when planning and executing a seismic survey was a protracted and extremely expensive undertaking. When I started out in the offshore seismic industry in 2005, gathering high-quality subsurface data was no easy task and limited to a handful of wealthy oil and gas companies.

But tackling climate change head-on requires an in-depth knowledge of our wider environment, including the earth beneath our feet. A number of low-carbon technologies hinge on thorough seismic data for their success, and the growing need to decarbonise means failure is not an option.

When the chance came to join STRYDE, there were numerous attractions, but a big one was the chance to help overcome this technical challenge – how to provide affordable land seismic acquisition required to effectively understand the subsurface.

Carbon capture storage (CCS), geothermal, and hydrogen are three of the key low-carbon levers countries plan to pull in support of Net Zero. But project economics can be challenging, especially in the face of global price rises, and developers will understandably be looking to trim the fat wherever possible.

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