New sensor technology is the first step toward integrating shear and compressional data in land acquisition.In the late 1990s, the development and commercial availability of three-component (3-C) digital geophones ushered in a new era in seismic acquisition. Modern recording systems, along with the new 3-C digital sensors, made it possible to deploy and record large-scale multicomponent 3-D surveys. When combined with enhanced acquisition strategies and new processing technologies, full-wave imaging has the potential to better define reservoir rock, fluid properties and fluid movements and more accurately determine drilling locations to...

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