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BeaufortSPAN West

BeaufortSPAN West is a regional-scale 2D seismic survey located along the shelf and slope of the Alaskan margin of the Canada Basin consisting approximately of 1,900 km of long-offset seismic data and 3,000 km of existing legacy data from the USGS.

Program Objectives

  • Deliver an accurate and more comprehensive understanding of the geologic structure and evolution of the north Alaskan continental margin
  • Provide a regional framework from the area adjacent to the Chukchi Sea shelf in the west to the Canadian Beaufort margin in the east

Key Components

  • Program design and layout are driven by known geology and client input providing a consistent seismic regional framework that ties into existing seismic lines 
  • 16 second records, 9,000 meter cable
  • Integrated geologic and geophysical interpretation 
  • Improves understanding of key geologic features, placing them in a basin-wide context 
  • Applies technical specifications to the acquisition, processing and depth imaging of the seismic data

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