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The Argus software suite offers an extensive set of tools for monitoring and verifying the integrity of acquired seismic or seismic source data.

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Recording, Data Management, and Real Time Quality Control systems for the high end of the marine seismic acquisition industry.

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Argus SourceQC

Argus SourceQC is a non-intrusive visual QC toolbox that graphically presents potential anomalies or changes in hydrophone air gun signatures.  It was specifically developed for observers and gun mechanics in close cooperation with source operators. Intentions are to quickly and efficiently detect air leaks, electrical leakage, drop outs, autofires, misfires, loose hardware, etc.

Argus SourceQC accesses source data in real time by non-intrusively connecting a 1U rack mount server to the source controller and extracts data in either SEGD or SEGY format and presents data graphically in a very informative way seconds after shots have been fired.  The hardware setup takes no longer than it takes to insert a 1U rackmount server, connect power and network, and mount two monitors on the observers desk.

Instantiating QC on a new job involves selecting the data directory, number of sub-arrays, and checking the QC tools you want to display. For the next seismic lines on the same job, it is as simple as picking the correct data directory and clicking START. The settings from previous line remain until changed.

Main aspects:

A lightweight system performing real time quality control of seismic sources.

Providing visible assistance and proofs in detecting anomalies and performance of the seismic sources.

Quick and simple set up.

Easy to learn for both observers and gun mechanics.

Favorable cost-benefit pricing.

Features:

Decoding of SEGD and SEGY files.

All features available for QC of previously recorded data.

Trace displays similar to what is commonly found in geophysical processing software, Wiggle and Density. Shot by shot panels and sideways scroll for history displays.

X-Y graphs for depth sensors and solenoid sensors.

Statistics capabilities.

SQL database for storing and organising metadata

Linked to automatic displays for representation of all-in-one specific channel or sensor information Services

Main aspects:

A lightweight system performing real time quality control of seismic sources.

Providing visible assistance and proofs in detecting anomalies and performance
of the seismic sources.

Quick and simple set up.

Easy to learn for both observers and gun mechanics.

Favorable cost-benefit pricing.

Features:

Decoding of SEGD and SEGY files.

All features available for QC of previously recorded data.

Trace displays similar to what is commonly found in geophysical processing
software, Wiggle and Density. Shot by shot panels and sideways scroll for history
displays.

X-Y graphs for depth sensors and solenoid sensors.

Statistics capabilities.

SQL database for storing and organising metadata.

Argus

We have been delivering our QC and Data Management system Argus to the towed seismic marine industry since 2001.
Argus contains the following main components:

Management of incoming acquired data. Storing records to RAID.

Merging of source and streamer data.

Recording to multiple tape drives in SEG-D format.

Graphical Quality Control applications.

Supplying final records to seismic processing department.

Status applications and reporting.
In total, 60 unique Argus systems have been installed on seismic vessels.

Argus 4C

With modern OBN systems reaching 5,000 to 10,000 node counts producing up to or more than a petabyte of data, effective quality control and organisation of data is paramount for successful surveys. Argus 4C is a proven quality control system developed specifically for the challenges encountered by the growing Ocean Bottom Seismic industry.        

Input Functionality
Functionality is based on a file system scheme whereby the general exchange of information from the acquisition phase to the QC step takes place by reading files produced during/after recovery. There is no limiting interface, opening up the possibility to apply QC to any node from any manufacturer as long as the data format is known. The most commonly used file formats are Seismic Unix, SEG-Y, or SEG-D.  Functionality can be added to include specific custom information in the nodes if communication protocols are known. Files can be read one by one manually by the operator or scanned through automatically per directory.

Output – Automatic operation:

Scan through directory of files and update displays in movie/playback fashion.

Typical seismic trace plots in wiggle or grey scale density.

Common Receiver Gather (CRG).

Common Shot Gather (CSG).

Single trace selection with electrical properties displayed.

Connected to manual operation for inspection of specific channel or shot.

GIS type displays for viewing geographic representation of RMS,
Max amplitude, tilt, rotation, clock drift, number of shots, bathymetry,
source lines, AIS, etc.

Output - Interactive operation:

Typical seismic trace plots in wiggle or grey scale density.

Common Receiver Gather (CRG).

Common Shot Gather (CSG).

Frequency plot – historic strip chart type, sideways scroll.

RMS plot – historic strip chart type, sideways scroll.

Single trace selection with electrical properties displayed.

Linked to automatic displays for representation of all-in-one specific channel or
sensor information Services.

Output – Automatic operation:

Scan through directory of files and update displays in movie/playback fashion

Typical seismic trace plots in wiggle or grey scale density

Common Receiver Gather (CRG)

Common Shot Gather (CSG)

Single trace selection with electrical properties displayed

Connected to manual operation for inspection of specific channel or shot

GIS type displays for viewing geographic representation of RMS, Max amplitude, tilt, rotation, clock drift, number of shots, bathymetry, source lines, AIS, etc

Output - Interactive operation:

Typical seismic trace plots in wiggle or grey scale density

Common Receiver Gather (CRG)

Common Shot Gather (CSG)

Frequency plot – historic strip chart type, sideways scroll.

RMS plot – historic strip chart type, sideways scroll.

Single trace selection with electrical properties displayed

Linked to automatic displays for representation of all-in-one specific channel or sensor information Services