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Sercel Deploys Leading Land Seismic Acquisition Technology in Saudi Arabia

Sercel recently announced the large-scale deployment of its leading seismic data acquisition technology, the Sercel 508XT, for a mega-crew survey currently being conducted by Sinopec Geophysical Co.
This article appeared in Vol. 17, No. 3 - 2020

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Sercel Deploys Leading Land Seismic Acquisition Technology in Saudi Arabia

With over 50 systems deployed worldwide, the Sercel 508XT is considered the industry’s most field-proven acquisition system for all types of challenging land surveys. The company have recently announced the successful large-scale deployment of this leading seismic data acquisition technology for a mega-crew survey currently being conducted by Sinopec Geophysical Co. (SGC).

  • Nomad 65 Neo all-terrain vibrator trucks. © Sercel.

The survey, covering large areas of Saudi Arabia, began in late 2019. An extensive range of Sercel equipment is being used to meet the requirements of this project, including over 60,000 channels of Sercel’s 508XT land-based seismic acquisition system and a fleet of more than 45 Nomad 65 Neo all-terrain vibrator trucks that are providing the source. By simplifying field operations and offering full monitoring capabilities, Sercel’s revolutionary cross-technology architecture optimises productivity. When combined with Nomad 65 Neo vibrators and vibrator electronics’ Smart LF function, accurate high-resolution data can be generated and recorded at low frequencies (down to 1 Hz). This allows for a more detailed broadband seismic image and attributes without the noise issues that would otherwise arise. SGC reported that it had reached target VP figures within the first few days of commencing activities.

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