France: Sercel Successfully Installs SeaPro Nav on CGGVeritas’ Vessels


Sercel has successfully deployed SeaPro Nav, its new integrated navigation system for all in-water equipment. SeaPro Nav is currently being used as the master integrated navigation system on board two CGGVeritas 3D vessels, including the Elnusa Finder operated by the Elnusa CGGVeritas joint venture.

It is also being used in production on two 2D vessels operated by GuangZhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS).

The SeaPro Nav integrated navigation system can be deployed for the full range of towed-streamer acquisition surveys from 2D through to wide-azimuth. Its flexible and innovative multi-vessel architecture ensures easy operation and fast adoption of new seismic acquisition techniques.

With its advanced positioning algorithms, simple visual data displays and GIS-based sophisticated alarms, SeaPro Nav provides unrivalled flexibility through full compatibility with other Sercel marine equipment such as the Seal Sentinel® solid streamer and Nautilus® streamer control device.

Jean-Francois Roudaut, VP, APAC Regional Marine Acquisition, CGGVeritas, said: “Everyone onboard the Elnusa Finder appreciates how easy it is now to access positioning data with the Sercel SeaPro Nav. The upgrade was seamless and the benefits are clear.”

SeaPro Nav is part of the Sercel navigation system portfolio, which also includes SeaPro Bin, SeaPro Current and SeaPro Resolve.

About Sercel

Sercel is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative seismic equipment and reservoir monitoring instruments. Sercel provides oil field service companies and geophysical contractors the widest range of leading-edge technologies for exploration in land, marine, ocean bottom, transition zone and reservoir environments. Employing more than 2000 people worldwide, main Sercel sales offices are located in Houston (USA) and Nantes (France).


Source: CGGVeritas, May 26, 2011;