Volume 40 Number 1
  • ISSN: 0263-5046
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2397



The development of vibroseis technology in the 1950s ushered in a new era in seismic data acquisition. The vibroseis gave control of the source wavelet and frequency range to the user. In addition, the vibroseis is a surface-mobile source, which does not require substantial site preparation. Combined, the technical advantages of the vibroseis and its operation benefits make the vibroseis source the primary method for acquiring seismic data on land today.

Vibroseis technology has advanced dramatically since the early days. The most recent innovations in vibroseis span areas ranging from mechanical engineering to software and controller development. This article will discuss the latest innovations in vibroseis technology and explain the benefits expected to be derived by contractors and explorationists.


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