Province of Zuid-Holland awards R&D subsidy to Seismic Mechatronics and Delft Inversion

The province of Zuid-Holland awarded the joint MIT application of Seismic Mechatronics and Delft Inversion. The successful project application (ranked 8th among the 36 winning proposals) aims to significantly improve the acquisition and processing of seismic data for high-resolution characterisation of the near-surface. A detailed and reliable understanding of the first ten to hundreds of meters below the surface can be essential in the field of geo-engineering but also for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. According to Richard de Kunder (Business development manager at Seismic Mechatronics) and Panos Doulgeris (Business development manager at Delft Inversion), the project is ideal for the current R&D programme as it combines the expertise of two dutch companies being active in the field of seismic imaging. While Seismic Mechatronics offers a unique acquisition system, Delft Inversion commercialises a data processing technology to get most out of the measured data. A successful combination and application of both techniques would result in a joint product with the potential to reduce risk from a safety but also from a commercial perspective.