Inova Geophysical has announced the launch of five new products to their product line for land seismic operations at the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists conference that was held in San Antonio. These new products have been specifically developed to enhance flexibility in land seismic operations.
Inova Geophysical was the result of a joint venture between BGP and ION. From the time of its inception Inova has been able to rapidly grow by producing advanced seismic land technology. The latest technology that has been launched is the cable-less platform for land acquisition systems. The use of cable-less technology has been on the rise in performing seismic operations as the operators are able to avoid physical hurdles and also adhere to environmental regulations. The two cable-less systems that Inova has introduced are FireFly DR31 and Hawk SN11 recording system.
The Firefly DR31 provides the users with all the advantages of a radio-based cable-less system with a reduced weight for enhanced performance and reduced HSE risk in its operation. The Hawk SN11 is used for recording purposes and this is also a wireless device such as the radio based system. The Hawk is best suited for operations that take place at a rapid pace and do not lay emphasis on visibility. It presents the status through LED indicators and provides ease of operation. Both these cable-less systems can be used along with a number of other devices such as analog geophones, digital multicomponent sensor from Inova etc. All the products introduced recently by Inova come with a rugged aluminium casing for better protection and a longer product life.
Another new product introduced by Inova is the UniVib, a compact and quicker vibrator truck with enhanced features like shaker and accelerated weight drop. The range of ground force offered by the vibration truck is from 15000 lbf to 25000lbf. The Digital Sensor, VectorSeis ML21, from Inova is now presented in a more durable form with a reinforced mechanical housing. The new casing is capable of tolerating environmental wear and tear and the sealing has been improved to provide better distribution of pressure. The Aries II cable acquisition system has now been enhanced by additional digital sensing abilities. With this upgrade, Aries II will now be able to support VectorSeis multicomponent sensors along with analog geophones and therefore can be used in applications that deal with multicomponent data acquisition and complex reservoirs.