Seismic Survey Planning

Sources Receivers 3D

In areas of rugged terrain, PhotoSat’s highly accurate satellite surveys are used to maximize the number of seismic source points that can be accessed by vibroseis trucks. They are used for quality control of the seismic shot and receiver point survey data. Our 20cm accuracy satellite surveys accelerate all phases of oil and gas projects by providing engineering quality survey data for all design and construction work.

Satellite elevation data for seismic surveying:

  • Improves seismic safety
  • Reduces source point scouting
  • Reliable engineering data can be used for all oil and gas project engineering design and construction

Improve seismic survey planning:

  • Reduce advance scouting

PhotoSat’s high accuracy satellite surveying and satellite photos significantly reduces the number of field days for scouting projects. This reduces environmental impact and lowers costs.

  • Safer vibroseis operations

Accurate surveys of the ground slope enables elevation data of no-go zones that are too steep for vibrator truck operations, lowering the risk of overturning the vibes on steep inclines.

PhotoSat’s elevation data

PhotoSat has invented a process based on seismic data processing to produce surveys from stereo satellite photos with elevation accuracies better than 20cm. We have delivered over 1000 projects globally.

Our surveying package includes an engineering grade 1m elevation grid accurate to better than 30cm, 50cm or 1m contours, and a 50cm precision satellite ortho photo.

Proof of accuracy

PhotoSat’s accuracies have been proven using tens of thousands of survey points for comparison. View our Proof of Accuracy Reports.

For more information, contact PhotoSat at or 1-604-681-9770

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