LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Quasar Geophysical Technologies debuted a prototype of its ocean-bottom electromagnetic receiver at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting this week.
The QMax EM3 does not require long electric-field arms, which improves safety and logistics. Also, it contains a hot swap battery/data module to speed on-deck turnarounds. In addition, standard vertical magnetic field and vertical electric field sensors provide robust data sets. Lastly, Quasar's capacitive electrodes increase reliability, are UV tolerant, and can wet/dry cycle.
"The QMax EM3 is the first practical three-axis, full tensor (Ex, Ey, Ez, By, and Bz) sensor system," says George Eiskamp, CEO for Quasar.