Why are your costs cheaper than other companies? Am I getting low quality data?
Our low overhead is driven by our ”more shots and fewer receivers”. The seismographs and geophones are of the highest technical caliber. The XLR8 source produces a strong wide frequency signal. Together they produce unsurpassed geologic images. You only pay for what you need. We are extremely competitive on smaller (1-25 sq. mile) 3D surveys, but lose this advantage on larger jobs. The Seistronix 24 bit floating point system Basin uses produces data that is nearly indistinguishable from data collected by the big crews.
How many channels do you have?
Basin’s core advantage is high quality data for low price. Basin achieves this advantage by shooting surveys with more shot points and fewer receivers. Shot points are cheap; buying, maintaining, and moving extra cables, phones and trucks is not. Over the past decade, Basin has repeatedly proven that the high density shot philosophy works, completing roll and patch type 3D designs up to 25 square miles.
Do you offer processing/permitting/interpretation, etc?
We are strictly a data acquisition company. We believe in doing one thing and doing it well. Basin has established many solid relationships with processors, permitting, and geoscientists, and can provide referrals if required.