Vertical Cable Seismic (VCS)

The Vertical Cable Seismic (VCS) system is an excellent tool to obtain high resolution seismic data in the near seabed environment. The VCS system was developed by JGI, Inc. specifically for SMS exploration, providing efficient, high resolution 3D data for mapping of spatially bounded areas. A major benefit of the VCS system is that it requires minimal deck space and logistical management. A VCS survey can be conducted from a small 30m vessel of opportunity. VCS is also suitable for gas hydrate, active fault, buried infrastructure and geohazard evaluation. Using environmentally friendly sparker sources, 1000Hz data can be acquired to depths of 400m below seabed in 2000m of water.

 

General concept of Vertical Cable Seismic (VSC):