Sercel launches new seabed seismic acquisition device

GeoTag SercelSercel has designed GeoTag to allow for easy and rapid maintenance. (Image source: Sercel)Sercel has announced the launch of GeoTag, the acoustic positioning solution of choice for seabed seismic data acquisition

GeoTag can be used to accurately position all types of ocean bottom cable (OBC), ocean bottom node and transition zone cable systems for seabed seismic surveys in water depths down to 500 metres.

The highly flexible and reliable GeoTag solution operates with the smallest acoustic positioning transponder available on the market. The transponders are attached to the seabed seismic equipment and interrogated by a vessel-based transceiver. The device’s unique design allows for rapid maintenance, such as replacement of batteries which makes for improved crew efficiency. The transponders can also be stored on a reel and deployed mechanically when used with OBC systems, for seamless and cost-effective operations.

Pascal Rouiller, CEO of Sercel, said, “This new product capitalises on our proven experience in acoustic positioning. It answers the need in the industry for more accurate positioning of seabed seismic equipment, particularly for 4D operations.”

With the addition of GeoTag’s acoustic positioning capability, France-based Sercel now offers a complete, state-of-the-art data acquisition solution for a wide range of seabed seismic surveys. GeoTag is fully scalable for use on small as well as large seabed crews that deploy up to 10,000 acoustic positioning devices.

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