Multicomponent information is rapidly gaining acceptance in the land seismic market.It is becoming easier to get the message across about the value of land multicomponent seismic surveys. In the United States and Canada alone more than 150 projects have been undertaken using multicomponent acquisition systems which offer excellent coverage with survey sensors recording in the region of 18,000 channels. The breakthrough development was the introduction 5 or so years ago of Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) technology, now available in land seismic acquisition systems from Sercel and Input/Output. This was...

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