Solid streamer slims down

July 19, 2012

Sercel has expanded its marine seismic equipment offering with the launch of the Sentinel RD, the latest generation of its Sentinel solid streamer. With over 4000km of streamers delivered to more than 60 seismic vessels worldwide since its introduction in 2005, Sentinel has become the system of choice for streamer seismic survey acquisition.

Fully compatible with Sercel’s Seal 428 and Sentinel, the Sentinel RD has a reduced diameter and a 15% weight reduction, providing reduced cable drag and increased storage capacity onboard the seismic vessel.

Sercel CEO and CGGVeritas senior EVP Pascal Rouiller expects this latest low frequency addition to the company’s range to allow more accurate interpretation and enhanced imaging of deep targets below complex overburdens. ‘Offering the best signal-to-noise ratio, Sentinel is the most operationally efficient system available in the industry today. The new reduceddiameter design will further strengthen Sercel’s position in the marine acquisition market,’ he added.

CGGVeritas chief executive Jean-Georges Malcor said: ‘Sentinel RD can be deployed for a wider range of layout options including denser or longer configurations to meet growing demand for high-end marine seismic techniques such as broadband, high-density and long-offset acquisition. ‘



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