Sercel supports Sinopec’s seismic prospecting in Saudi Arabia
Seismic equipment maker Sercel announced the successful large-scale deployment of its seismic data acquisition technology on a mega-crew survey conducted by Sinopec Geophysical Co. (SGC)
The investigation, which covers large areas of Saudi Arabia, began in late 2019.
A wide range of Sercel equipment is used to meet the requirements of this project, including over 60,000 channels of Sercel’s 508 XT land-based seismic acquisition system and a fleet of over 45 Nomad 65 Neo all-terrain vibrator trucks. and advanced VE464 vibrator electronics.
With more than 50 systems deployed worldwide, the Sercel 508 XT simplifies field operations and offers comprehensive monitoring capabilities, its cross-technology (X-Tech) architecture maximizes productivity and makes it the ideal choice for such mega-crew configurations.
When combined with the Nomad 65 Neo vibrators and the VE464’s unique Smart LF function, precise 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.
By capitalizing on Sercel’s cutting-edge technology, the SGC engineers in the Mega Crew Survey were able to maximize productivity while capturing and recording the highest quality data.
Zhou Song, Chairman of SGC, said, “Sercel’s contribution has been instrumental in the successful implementation of this project. In addition, we were able to rapidly scale up our operations, hitting target VP numbers within the first few days of starting operations. “
Emmanuelle Dubu, CEO of Sercel, said: “This project showcases the high resolution and high productivity capabilities of our hardware as well as its unmatched scalability and adaptability. Its inherent strength is designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and uncompromising working conditions encountered in the Saudi Arabian desert, thereby alleviating problems with downtime.
“Given the success of this 508XT system in Saudi Arabia, Sinopec is already deploying a second 508XT system with 25,000 channels on another project in China.