OBC platform available commercially

The second-generation ocean-bottom cable acquisition tool VectorSeis Ocean II now is available commercially, says ION Geophysical Corp.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The second-generation ocean-bottom cable acquisition tool VectorSeis Ocean II now is available commercially, says ION Geophysical Corp.

Enhancements to the buoy-based system include continuous recording; advanced diagnostics, and reporting tools; and better power delivery which increases recording time, says ION.

“We are excited about the enhancements in VSO II as well as our ability to offer the system to all service providers in the market,” says Tim Rigsby, senior VP of Strategic Initiatives. “This will allow even more E&P operators and contractors to access a technology we believe improves the operational safety and efficiency of seabed acquisition while providing the best data quality available on the market.”

ION’s exclusive service provider agreement with Reservoir Exploration Technology expired at the end of 2009, making the redeployable system available to all contractors.

06/02/2010

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