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Chevron develops seismic data compression technology. Anon. Pipeline Gas J., April 1996, 223(4), 72--73.

Development of a software program by Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. in Houston is described. This compresses 3-D marine seismic datasets to less than 1% of their original size. The data retains the detailed high-resolution necessary for effective interpretation. A one-month field test in the seismic vessel Mistral is described and on-board processing of the raw data is discussed. Considerable benefits are predicted if this technology is used for seismic data collection, processing, analysis, and storage. Areas for further applications are possible and include a survey of the west Shetland Islands.

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