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ION launches VectorSeis Ocean II

Monday, June 14, 2010

ION Geophysical Corporation has released its second generation redeployable ocean-bottom cable (OBC) acquisition platform, VectorSeis Ocean II (VSO II).

VSO II includes some product enhancements:
• Continuous recording that improves operational efficiency by overcoming interruptions in data acquisition due to intermittent radio transmission in obstructed or congested
areas
• Advanced diagnostic measurements and consolidated reporting tools that maximize productivity by streamlining maintenance and fault isolation and minimize the need to pull arrays onboard to troubleshoot problems
• Enhanced power delivery system that increases available recording time.

VSO II remains a buoy-based system that eliminates the need for a dedicated recording vessel, thus reducing manpower needs, operational complexity, and the environmental footprint.

Since 2004, VSO has been available to the industry exclusively through ION’s service provider partner Reservoir Exploration Technology (RXT). Since the partnership began, RXT deployed VSO on numerous projects worldwide, including in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Brazil, Caspian, and West Africa. The exclusivity term expired at the end of 2009, and as a result, ION’s redeployable seabed acquisition system is now available for purchase by all contractors.



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