At BATOIL we use this form of survey for various activities ranging from, helping to detect ground water and checking foundations for roads and buildings to research purposes to determine environmental concerns and reduce hazard for issues such as landslides to assisting in archaeological activities.
Similar to an ultrasound imaging a human body, seismic surveys generate images tens of thousands of feet below the surface of the earth.
Both land and marine surveys include a source and a receiver. They may differ in the pattern of the receiver system, concentration of measurements taken within a given area; and the type of receiver or sensor used.
Geophysical surveys are temporary and transitory and are the least intrusive and most cost-effective means to understanding where recoverable oil and gas resources are likely exist.