Sercel Wins Contract to Equip 3D Seismic Vessel with Nautilus® and Sentinel® Systems (France)


Sercel has been awarded a contract by Dolphin Geophysical for the purchase of Nautilus® and Sentinel® systems to equip its first high-capacity 3D seismic vessel, Polar Duke.

The three-in-one Nautilus device offers acoustic positioning, depth control and automatic steering in a single unit. The Sentinel solid streamer, which powers Nautilus, delivers reduced tow noise and outstanding improvements in signal-tonoise ratio. The combination of Nautilus and Sentinel makes the Sercel solution the quietest steered streamer available today.

Bjarne Stavenes, Technical Vice President, Dolphin Geophysical AS, said: “The decision to award the equipment contract to Sercel will enable Dolphin Geophysical to provide our customers with the best-quality data available today. Being equipped with Sentinel low-noise streamers, Seal 428 continuous recording and the Nautilus fully integrated steering, depth and positioning capability will position Polar Duke as one of the most advanced high-end, high-capacity vessels in the industry. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Sercel working together to develop technologies for the future.”

Pascal Rouiller, CEO, Sercel, said: “We are pleased to have been selected by Dolphin Geophysical for the supply of the industry’s best marine seismic acquisition package on such a significant project. With over 50 seismic vessels currently equipped with the latest Sercel marine acquisition technology, the Seal 428 new-generation marine seismic recorder along with Nautilus coupled with Sentinel is proving to be the system of choice for high-capacity 3D seismic vessels.”

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:sercel ,March 11, 2011;

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