Sercel Seismic Vibrator Auto-Guidance
Sercel, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative seismic equipment and reservoir monitoring instruments, recently launched the world’s first automatic guidance system for vibrator trucks. This optimizes a truck’s travel time between vibrating points by adjusting and controlling its deceleration automatically, thus reducing its travel time, as well as any operator-induced delays. Additional savings are made by reducing dead time spent on deploying and recovering the baseplate, because the descent of the baseplate is anticipated by the system and commences before the truck has come to a complete standstill. It is believed that this system will increase vibroseis productivity by up to 10%.
Accuracy will also be improved, as the auto-guidance can position the vibrator within 1m of the surveyed position, to ensure that the data collected is of the highest possible quality.
The device can be fitted to all Sercel Nomad vibrator trucks, which are renowned for delivering high performance broadband vibroseis in the harshest environments. Boasting the latest innovations in shaker and hydraulic circuitry design, they are recognized for their environmental credentials, with low-emission engines and an intelligent power management system, which optimizes engine efficiency to reduce fuel consumption.