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Breakthrough Sub Salt Full Waveform Inversion - Targeting Overlooked Prospectivity

4 passes to re-define the salt geometry from scratch using only FWI

S-Cube X-Wave Toolbox

X-Wave FWI Core Differentiators

A step change in automation and accuracy provided by:

  • AWI cost functions to tolerate lower quality starting models
  • RWI cost functions to extract updates from the deepest reflection points
  • EWI elastic propagators to simulate complete physics efficiently
  • FTC cloud infrastructure to parallelize robustly on the spot market  

Breakdown to show the base of salt reconstruction using FWI alone 

The critical step to enhancing sub salt reflectivity

GoM Blind Test Results - as presented at IMAGE 22 exhibition 

Pass 2 Start | Pass 2 Final | Pass 4 Final | Legacy Comparison

Overcoming Local Minima

AWI and RWI cost functions working together to supercede tomography and conventional LS-FWI

Robust convergence from distant starting models with legacy streamer acquisition

FWI which cuts turnaround time and also cuts the need for shooting new data

Model corrections leading to enhanced imaging in deep obscured zones

No ultra long offsets | No ultra low frequencies | No manual intervention 

S-Cube X-Wave Value Proposition

Without AWI+RWI                           With AWI+RWI

Blind test: unseen logs

High Performance Computing on the Cloud on an unprecedented scale 


Setting out in 2019 to deliver cutting edge technology with real-world impact.

2019 - Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

2019 - Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner

Newly appointed CEO Nikhil Shah named Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 at the UK Asian Business Awards presented by Gareth Thomas, Member of Parliament.

2020 - LCD Growth Through Innovation Award

2020 - Growth Through Innovation Award Finalist

S-Cube is shortlisted as a finalist for the Lloyds National Business Awards 2020 - Growth Through Innovation award.

2021 - Micro Business of the Year

2021 - Micro Business of the Year Winner

S-Cube named winners at the Growing Business Awards 2021 with the judging panel commenting: "The business is highly scalable and expandable to new areas and has a clear mission and ambition."

S-Cube Cloud

Run Full Waveform Inversion on the Cloud

Use X-Wave FWI on AWS or Azure to redefine your salt geometry in under 4 weeks