Shallow marine seismic imaging is of interest to the research and industrial communities to evaluate geohazards and for geotechnical considerations.

The P-Cable technology offers a 3D seismic acquisition technique based on densely spaced sources and receivers. It is a versatile, proven, efficient and cost effective method compared to conventional seismic exploration and site survey techniques. The acquired data have an enhanced horizontal (3–6 m) and vertical resolution (1–1.5) as compared to conventional seismic data. The data is also very useful for exploration of shallow hydrocarbon reservoirs and gas hydrates.

Four P-Cable surveys were acquired in the southwest Barents Sea in 2012. These cubes suggest the presence of shallow Jurassic reservoirs and potential geohazards associated with gas chimneys, shallow gas pockets, and pockmarks on the seafloor.


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