Sercel Announces First Production Deployment of SeaPro Nav
Date: November 06, 2008
Sercel announced today the first successful production deployment of SeaPro Nav. During a rigorous set of trials last month in the North Sea, SeaPro Nav was used as the master Integrated Navigation System onboard the CGGVeritas Search. The system controlled all aspects of vessel positioning including shot prediction, logging of raw observations, and vessel steering both on-line and in line-change mode.
During the trials, weather conditions were typically rough for late season in the North Sea. The vessel deployed a fully configured acquisition spread consisting of dual sources and six streamers of 6000 m. The weather and size of the spread combined to put SeaPro Nav through a real-world test. SeaPro Nav's performance proved that the system is ready to meet the demands of modern multi-streamer seismic acquisition.
Stuart Denny, Equipment R&D Manager at CGGVeritas added "As part of the SeaPro Nav software validation process, this was an important test of the system hardware and software. Our wide experience in the implementation of cutting-edge acquisition techniques has shown us the strengths and weaknesses of current navigation systems. We see clearly how the advanced functionality that SeaPro Nav will bring will enable further enhancements to the techniques we employ."