Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling Program (SEAM) and will work on the third phase of this initiative set to evaluate and advance the current methodologies for pre-drill pressures and hazard predictions. SEAM is a partnership between industry and SEG designed to “advance geophysical science and technology through the construction of subsurface models and generation of synthetic data sets”.
SEAM started in 2007. Phase I investigated subsalt imaging in tertiary basins, with emphasis on deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Phase II addressed core challenge themes in land seismic including high density and areal extensive acquisition geometries, near surface complexities, and fractured reservoir characterization. These projects yielded data sets and models that are available to the public.