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Geophysical Prospecting

CNPC is a global geophysical prospecting service provider, delivering a wide range of technologies, services and equipment to the oil and gas industry worldwide. We are engaged in seismic data acquisition, processing, interpretation, reservoir geophysics, borehole seismic, micro-seismic, GME and multi-client surveys, equipment manufacturing and software R&D. Our onshore geophysical prospecting takes the largest share in the international market.

Data Acquisition

CNPC offers seismic data acquisition operations and services at difficult surface landforms such as complex mountains, jungles, deserts, loess tableland, swamp, lakes, tidal and shallow water regions, and deep seas.

We provide 2D, 3D, high-resolution, 3D VSP, 4D, multi-wave and multi-component seismic acquisitions.

Data Processing

Supported by three major processing centers in the Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia, as well as 13 processing sub-centers in China, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, Sudan, and the United States, CNPC is capable of processing 200,000 kilometers of conventional 2D, 50,000 square kilometers of conventional 3D, 30,000 kilometers of 2D pre-stack migration, and 15,000 square kilometers of 3D pre-stack migration every year.

Our services include:


Structural imaging for complex geological bodies
Resolution improvement processing
3D merging reprocessing
OBC (Ocean Bottom Cable) data processing
Multi-component data processing
3D VSP data processing
Pre-stack inversion
High-resolution processing of complex joint data

Data Interpretation

With the GRIstation interpretation system with independent intellectual property rights, as well as Landmark, Geoquest, GEOFRAME, JASON, and VR (Virtual Reality) advanced seismic data interpretation software, CNPC can interpret 220,000 kilometers of 2D seismic lines and
20,000 square kilometers of 3D seismic profiles every year.

We offer 2D and 3D seismic data and non-seismic data interpretation and comprehensive study of deserts, plains, mountains, swamps and seas. These include basin modeling, balanced section study, forward and reverse modeling, interactive interpretation of seismic data, processing and analysis of logging data, seismic inversion and lithologic prediction, oil reservoir description, 3-D visualization, and integrated VR interpretation.

Integrated Solutions

We provide geophysical prospecting solutions that integrate acquisition, processing, and interpretation with respect to complex issues of oil and gas exploration and development on customers' requests.