# Vertical Seismic Profiling

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## Exploration Technique: Vertical Seismic Profiling

Exploration Technique Information | |
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Exploration Group: | Downhole Techniques |

Exploration Sub Group: | Borehole Seismic Techniques |

Parent Exploration Technique: | Borehole Seismic Techniques |

Information Provided by Technique | |

Lithology: | Rock unit density influences elastic wave velocities. |

Stratigraphic/Structural: | Structural geology- faults, folds, grabens, horst blocks, sedimentary layering, discontinuities, etc. |

Hydrological: | Combining compressional and shear wave results can indicate the presence of fluid saturation in the formation. |

Thermal: | High temperatures and pressure impact the compressional and shear wave velocities. |

Cost Information | |

Low-End Estimate (USD): | 60.986,098 centUSD 0.061 kUSD 6.098e-5 MUSD 6.098e-8 TUSD / foot |

Median Estimate (USD): | 76.227,622 centUSD 0.0762 kUSD 7.622e-5 MUSD 7.622e-8 TUSD / foot |

High-End Estimate (USD): | 106.7110,671 centUSD 0.107 kUSD 1.0671e-4 MUSD 1.0671e-7 TUSD / foot |

Time Required | |

Low-End Estimate: | 1 days0.00274 years 24 hours 0.143 weeks 0.0329 months / job |

Median Estimate: | 2 days0.00548 years 48 hours 0.286 weeks 0.0657 months / job |

High-End Estimate: | 3 days0.00821 years 72 hours 0.429 weeks 0.0986 months / job |

Additional Info | |

Cost/Time Dependency: | Energy Source Needed, Source and Receiver spacing, Terrain, Size |

Vertical Seismic Profiling:

Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) is a technique of seismic measurements used for high resolution seismic imaging. It can also be used for correlation with surface seismic data providing velocity information and information for processing such as deconvolution parameters. The defining characteristic of a VSP is that the detectors are in a borehole.