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R&D program, led by TOTAL, aims to significantly reduce cycle times and optimize HSE performance while acquiring and processing 3D land programs in difficult areas worldwide.

PARIS, FRANCE (June 13, 2017) -- Wireless Seismic, Inc. (Wireless), Geokinetics Inc., and Total E&P Research & Development (TOTAL) announced today the development of the next-generation land seismic acquisition and processing system, Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS).

TOTAL initiated the METIS R&D program covering all facets of the geophysics workflow, form real-time wireless seismic data acquisition through real-time processing and interpretation.  METIS concentrates on complex geologic onshore environments, such as foothills, where significant "Yet to Find" hydrocarbons remain.

The goal of METIS is to deliver true-to-life 3D subsurface models by optimizing prospect evaluation and drilling performance in hard-to-access areas.  METIS is an integrated real-time geophysical and automated logistics system, significantly increasing the efficiency of seismic acquisition and quickly delivering quality 3D data to interpreters with minimal HSE exposure.  The METIS R&D program has an initial five-year term, with the first large-scale commercial pilot project targeted for 2021.

As a METIS development partner, Wireless provides:

  • Real-time seismic recording infrastructure that supports the 150,000+ channels required by METIS deployments.
  • High-speed, real-time radio telemetry system, based on next-generation radio technology from Wireless.
  • Seismic recording channel called DART (Downfall Air Receiver Technology) deployed from aerial drones.

"Wireless Seismic is please and proud to collaborate with TOTAL as a key partner for METIS," said Mick Lambert, Wireless Seismic President and CEO.  "METIS is an exciting and ambitious project that will push the boundaries of onshore seismic acquisition."

As a future METIS development partner, Geokinetics provides:

  • Integrated seismic solutions, from survey design and modeling, to advanced acquisition methodologies, and complete data processing and reservoir analysis capabilities.
  • Logistics and project management expertise, helping ensure timely and efficient execution in challenging environments.
  • Geokinetics' industry-recognized Operations Management System (OMS) and QHSE commitments, helping ensure that operational elements of METIS are managed effectively.

"Geokinetics has an established record of safely and efficiently acquiring and processing thousands of km2 of seismic data in inhospitable terrains over several decades," said David Crowley, President and CEO of Geokinetics.  "As part of the METIS partnership with TOTAL, we look forward to leveraging this experience to contribute to the next generation of seismic imaging."

"With METIS, TOTAL is taking the lead in resolving the challenges of 3D seismic acquisition and real-time processing in hard-to-access environments, such as foothills, which today make many exploration opportunities uneconomical and field development far from optimal," said Florent Bertini, Earth Imaging R&D Program Director at TOTAL.  "Beyond the high 3D quality we obviously target for our geoscientists, our core ambition is to develop METIS with the highest HSE standards.  Far beyond foothill environments, METIS, when industrialized, has the potential to be the leading technology for onshore seismic acquisition, including UXO lands."

About Wireless Seismic
Wireless Seismic, Inc. is revolutionizing onshore seismic data acquisition by delivering the industry's only fully scalable wireless seismic recording systems with real-time data transmission. Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, the company's recording systems enable contractors to efficiently tackle the most challenging projects by delivering commercially compelling solutions for conventional surveys and passive monitoring projects.

About Geokinetics
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Geokinetics is one of the world's largest independent land and seafloor geophysical companies.  The company specializes in acquiring and processing seismic data in challenging environments worldwide.  Geokinetics' Multi-Client Survey Library consists of both 2D and 3D data, covering conventional and unconventional plays throughout North America.

About TOTAL 
Total S.A. is the world's fourth-largest oil and gas company, as well as a major integrated player in the global solar industry.  Backed by nearly a century of history, we discover, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer.  With operations in more than 130 countries, our 98,000 employees are committed to energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible.

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Sugar Land, TX (May 17, 2016) -- Wireless Seismic, Inc., the leading innovator of real-time and cable-free seismic data acquisition systems for the oil and gas industry, announced today the sale and delivery of its RT System 2 seismic data acquisition system to the Japanese survey and consulting company, JGI, Inc.  JGI plans to use RT System 2 on various types of projects, mainly typified by non-resource surveys and academic research, presently in Japan, and for overseas surveys in the future.

"We chose to purchase the RT System 2 in order to take advantage of its potential for future business expansion utilizing real-time, cableless systems," stated Satoshi Ohnishi, General Manager of JGI.  "We look forward to offering the RT System 2 to our clients to enable greater operational efficiencies on their projects."

"This sale to JGI represents a further expansion in RT System 2's global reach," said Mick Lambert, President and CEO, Wireless Seismic, Inc.  "JGI's purchasing decision was made following extensive field testing of the system in challenging field conditions in Japan.  Again, RT System 2 successfully demonstrated that it can acquire data in real time while working with minimal disturbance to the environment.  We look forward to seeing JGI expand the uses and applications of RT System 2 in their research projects."

Wireless Seismic will be exhibiting RT System 2 at the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) annual conference in Vienna, Austria, May 30 to June 2, 2016.

About Wireless Seismic
Wireless Seismic, Inc. is revolutionizing onshore seismic data acquisition with RT System 2, the industry's only fully scalable wireless seismic recording system with real-time data transmission. Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with offices worldwide, the company's recording systems enable contractors to efficiently tackle the most challenging projects by delivering commercially compelling solutions for conventional surveys and passive monitoring for hydraulic fracturing.

About JGI
JGI, Inc. was established as a subsidiary of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) in April 1983.  JGI is a specialized technical service company dedicated to the applied geoscience field with a high degree of technical capability that covers the field of petroleum and natural gas surveys, the exploration for geothermal energy, and a variety of consulting business, including large-scale surveys of the earth's crust for earthquake hazard prevention.  For more information, go to www.jgi-inc.com.

Sugar Land, TX (May 10, 2016) -- Wireless Seismic, Inc., the leading innovator of real-time and cable-free seismic data acquisition systems for the oil and gas industry, announced today the sale and delivery of its RT System 2 seismic data acquisition system to the French seismic data acquisition company GALLEGO TECHNIC Geophysics.  GALLEGO plans to use RT System 2 for 2D and 3D seismic surveys for geothermal prospecting, oil and mineral resources exploration, and civil construction (tunnels, metro stations, etc.) in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Western Europe.

"The challenges we face working in Europe dictated our decision to purchase the RT System 2," stated Pierre Gallego, Director of GALLEGO.  "We work mainly in urban areas and wanted a wireless system with a highly developed infrastructure to allow us to quickly deploy and pick up the equipment with minimal manpower.  This system is the best way to avoid urban traffic congestion without cable lines crossing highways, tram railways, and other obstructions.  We focus on minimizing environmental impact, as we also operate in agricultural fields and nature conservation zones."

"We expect to achieve a new level of data quality and efficiency with RT System 2," continued Gallego, "and its real-time acquisition and other technical advantages will enable us to provide high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective surveys to our clients."

"We are delighted that GALLEGO has chosen to deploy RT System 2 for their projects in Europe," said Mick Lambert, Wireless Seismic President and CEO.  "A major contributing factor in GALLEGO's purchasing decision was the positive recommendations received from existing RT System 2 customers around the world that already benefit from the cost reductions and improved operational efficiencies that can be achieved by using our system for their seismic acquisition projects."

Wireless Seismic will be exhibiting RT System 2 at the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) annual conference in Vienna, Austria, May 30 to June 2, 2016.

About Wireless Seismic
Wireless Seismic, Inc. is revolutionizing onshore seismic data acquisition with RT System 2, the industry's only fully scalable wireless seismic recording system with real-time data transmission. Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with offices worldwide, the company's recording systems enable contractors to efficiently tackle the most challenging projects by delivering commercially compelling solutions for conventional surveys and passive monitoring for hydraulic fracturing.

About GALLEGO
GALLEGO TECHNIC Geophysics is a medium-scale geophysical servicing company based in France.  With over 20 years of experience in obtaining seismic surveys for geothermal prospecting, exploration of oil, water, and hard rock minerals, and seismological studies.  GALLEGO recently expanded the Company's  portfolio offering 2D/3D seismic surveys of any scope, including one-day/one-line projects.  For more information, go to http://www.vibroseismic.com/index.html.

"This technology allows you to design the most effective and efficient surveys, which is advantageous over our competitors."  -Vadim Krizhanovsky, Operational Manager, Yug-Neftegaz

"Unlike a nodal system, our client's valuable data are returned in real time and not left in the acquisition units on the line, making our operation more secure."  -T.S. Winsaro,Deputy Director of Geoscience Services, Elnusa

After extensive test trials in China, SINOPEC impressed by RT System 2's ability to record data in real time without cables.

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Presentations

Deploying Wireless Seismic Recording Systems for Real-time Monitoring and Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Projects

John Flavell Smith delivers poster presentation at EAGE – Fourth Passive Seismic Workshop, March 2013


Wireless Seismic Acquisition - Real-time Data Matters

John Flavell Smith presents at Finding Petroleum – The Next Generation of Exploration Technologies, March 2013