MESA Survey Design Software

MESA Survey Design Software

mesa1Data acquisition is the foundation of the seismic lifecycle. It is critical that accurate decisions are made as part of the acquisition design process.
In order to meet these challenges, companies require flexible and robust survey design tools that provide accurate analysis to effectively image their subsurface targets.
ION's MESA software addresses those needs for both land and marine projects by optimizing survey design and planning to deliver the right information to help make those critical decisions.


MESA is the industry standard for designing seismic acquisition surveys.
The development team works in partnership continuously with its customers to add functionality, improve performance, and enhance the user experience.
MESA's principal functionality includes:

  • Survey design and subsurface coverage analysis for 3D/3C and VSP surveys

  • Geologic modeling, ray tracing, and illumination analysis

  • Chronological project tracking and crew production statistics



mesa2MESA Suite of Software Packages


  • MESA Field - ideal for advanced 3D acquisition planning capability with a basic analysis package

  • MESA Professional - provides a complete set of tools for 3D, full-wave and VSP design and analysis

  • MESA Expert - the ultimate 3D survey design tool with geologic modeling and enhanced ray tracing