Equipment

Survey

Field surveying operations are carried out using C-NAV 3050M dual frequency RTK DGPS rovers/reference stations. Each crew is equipped with seven units. Starfire corrections are generated by a network of monitor stations maintained throughout the globe. These stations monitor the transmissions from the GPS satellites, and then transmit corrections to the raw GPS signals through the Inmarsat telecoms satellites to the rover units.

Recording

Sercel 428XL recorder with 6,000 channel @2ms recording capability, 20,000 field channels and operating the latest developed software which includes the vibrators sandwich box analyzer and real time seismic data eSQC–Pro QA/QC system as well as Sercel VE 464 DPG, (20,000) Sensor SM 24 geophone strings 10 Hz, 12 geophones/string. Line equipment consist of FDU : Field Digitizer Unit LAUL: Line Acquisition Unit Land LAUX: Crossing Line Acquisition Unit Geophones testing equipment includes SMT-400/SMT-300, G.R.I.P geophone string checker and MEGOHMETER. Vibrators: 24 Sercel Nomad 62,000 lb peak force vibrators. Each vibrator is equipped with Sercel VE-464 vibrator electronics with TDMA radios embedded, dual frequency transceivers. Testif-I Land Seismic instrument and Source Test Analysis Software

Drilling

Uphole drilling operations are carried out with four new Massenza top drive hydraulic 1000 feet air/water drill rigs. They are complemented by four 830 CFM Atlas Copco truck mounted compressors and hammer-jacks to deal with hard sub-surface layers. Each drill unit is supported by a 16,000 litre water truck. OYO McSeis SX 1125S recorders are used to record uphole data.

Data Processing Quality Control

Vista 2D/3D full processing sequence software package and Omni 3D QC and Design software package. 3D statics computation software, developed by Seismic Image Software of Canada (SIS), originally for the sole use of AGESCO.