CGG VERITAS : Sercel Launches Next-Generation Sentinel RD Solid Streamer
06/05/2012| 01:35am US/Eastern
CGGVeritas (Paris:GA) (NYSE:CGV):
Sercel announced today the expansion of its marine seismic equipment
offering with the launch of the Sentinel® RD, the
latest generation of its Sentinel solid streamer. With over
4,000 km of streamers delivered to more than 60 seismic vessels
worldwide since its introduction in 2005, Sentinel has become
the system of choice for streamer seismic survey acquisition.
Fully compatible with Sercel's Seal 428 and Sentinel, the Sentinel RD
has a reduced diameter and a 15 % weight reduction, providing reduced
cable drag and increased storage capacity onboard seismic vessels.
Sentinel and Sentinel RD are the perfect tools for marine seismic
acquisition, as a result of their unmatched reliability and outstanding
data quality at low frequency, allowing the application of advanced
acquisition and processing techniques for more accurate interpretation
and enhanced imaging of deep targets below complex overburdens.
Pascal Rouiller, CEO, Sercel, and Senior Executive Vice President,
CGGVeritas said: "Offering the best signal-to-noise ratio, Sentinel is
the most operationally efficient system available in the industry today.
The new reduced-diameter design will further strengthen Sercel's
position in the marine acquisition market."
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGGVeritas, said: "Sentinel RD can be deployed
for a wider range of layout options including denser or longer
configurations to meet growing demand for high-end marine seismic
techniques such as broadband, high-density and long-offset acquisition.
It is yet another example of the industry lead our equipment division
consistently takes to develop innovative technology to meet evolving
is a leading international pure-play geophysical company delivering a
wide range of technologies, services and equipment through Sercel, to
its broad base of customers mainly throughout the global oil and gas
industry. CGGVeritas is listed on the Euronext Paris (ISIN: 0000120164)
and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary
Shares, NYSE: CGV).
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