The evolution of sedimentary basins is largely controlled by the crustal response to tectonism and depends on crust strength, composition, and fabric. Knowing the basement properties of a sedimentary basin enables its behaviour during deformation to be predicted; as the basement contracts or expands due to tectonic stress, so sedimentation patterns are affected.

After our experts have calibrated SEEBASETM to a particular area’s geology, the software uses gravity and magnetic data to generate a predictive structural model based on basement structure and composition. This model can predict basement-involved and detached structures, hydrothermal and basin fluid migration pathways, source distribution, reservoir and seal quality, deposition sites, and post-deposition fault modifications.

By combining a comprehensive structural model with seismic and non-seismic geophysical interpretations, we ensure that all pertinent geophysical and geological data is taken into consideration. The process we use is efficient and cost-effective at any scale.


  • Systematic calibration, integration, and interpretation of seismic and non-seismic data, working from the basement up
  • Design of cost-effective exploration and acquisition strategies in both remote areas and well-established areas requiring a fresh approach
  • Use of non-seismic tools to reconstruct basin architecture and map mineral, petroleum, and groundwater systems in:
    • Areas with volcanic/intrusive or salt bodies
    • Frontier areas with only sparse 2D seismic data
    • Mature exploration areas with adequate non-seismic data and dense 2D and 3D data sets

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