CGGVeritas 20,000 Sercel channel, 1,500 sq mile survey in Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 17, 2012
CGGVeritas reports that it is doing a 1,500 square mile 3D seismic survey in Pennsylvania, USA, using 20,000 Sercel UNITE channels. The project is for a number of different clients (multi-client).
The data is communicated wirelessly, using a license free wireless connection. Data can be harvested up to 1000m from the receivers.
The data receivers can be carried by helicopter and truck.
The terrain is described as "extremely rugged", and with "numerous potential land permitting issues."
A number of channels additionally send data directly to the central recorder, for quality control.
'Real-time QC is critical because it lets you know that everything is working properly, eliminating the unnecessary risk of shooting blind and ultimately saving time and effort, especially when shooting over 1,500-square-miles," says Mark Amelang, VP, Marketing & Customer Relations, Land, CGGVeritas.
"This is a huge advantage compared to other systems on the market.'