Sercel has announced the sale of an 80,000-channel 508XT acquisition system and 24 Nomad 65 Neo broadband vibrators for deployment on a 3D mega-crew seismic survey in North Africa in late 2023. This new equipment will join an existing installed base of two 508XT systems, representing a total 180,000 channels, and a fleet of 30 Nomad 90 Neo vibrators that were delivered in 2021 to equip two other major projects in the same area.
The Nomad 65 Neo all-terrain vibrator, selected for its ability to operate efficiently in harsh conditions, will be used with Sercel’s Smart LF software to reduce vibrator-induced low-frequency distortion and record a high-quality dataset over the widest frequency range. Sercel’s Vibrator Auto-Guidance solution will also be used to significantly increase vibroseis productivity. When combined with the reliable and easy-to-deploy 508XT acquisition system, this set of equipment will ensure large-scale and error-free operations.
Emmanuelle Dubu, Sercel CEO, says, “We are very proud to have been selected to equip a major onshore survey in North Africa for the third time in under 2 years. It demonstrates once again that Sercel’s field-proven technology is an obvious choice for mega-crew configurations. With the combined performance of our 508XT, Nomad 65 Neo, Smart LF and Vibrator Auto-Guidance solutions, our client will be well placed to overcome the challenges of desert operations while maintaining the highest productivity, reliability and safety levels.”