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GII Purchases Silenced Mini-Vibrator Fleet

The Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII), a leading global seismic acquisition provider, has purchased a brand new silenced mini-Vibrator fleet from INOVA Geophysical and coupled it with the Quantum nodal receiver system.
This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 5 - 2019

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GII Steps Up its Game

© GII. With increased development of urban environments and the need to protect our natural habitat, hydrocarbon exploration operators are seeking high-precision onshore seismic. Acquisition surveys are required to be extremely low footprint and not to interfere with the local communities’ daily life or impact the environmental balance. The GII, a leading global seismic acquisition provider based out of Israel, has purchased a brand new silenced mini-Vibrator fleet from INOVA Geophysical and coupled it with the Quantum nodal receiver system.

Recently deployed in Europe, the GII’s low-impact crew is now executing a 3D survey which includes very narrow streets and bridges, a protected nature reserve and numerous agricultural lands. Permitting, involving thousands of landowners, was streamlined by demonstrating the mini-Vib fleet and nodal operations to authorities. Expat and local employees are being trained in community relations and conflict resolution as these soft skills have been shown to contribute much more to speed and accuracy than an aggressive continueat-all-costs approach. On top of this, local content percentages are expected to be high. The GII has invested in timing operations out of rush-hour and keeping lines away from main transit routes. In times of increased sensitivity towards onshore hydrocarbon exploration, specialist geophysical service providers are stepping up their game.

Further Reading on Land Seismic Acquisition

Land Seismic Acquisition
Jason Criss & Andy Bull, INOVA Geophysical
The challenges ahead for land seismic acquisition.
This article appeared in Vol. 15, No. 1 - 2018

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