Sercel has received the order by PanAmerican Geophysical of ten Nomad 65 Neo, Sercel’s new broadband vibrator. Although the Neo is a brand new model, it builds on Sercel’s long heritage of vibrator development and manufacturing. The PanAmerican order will include the 1000th Nomad 65 series vibrator to be manufactured by Sercel.
Increased efficiency and broadband data
The Nomad 65 Neo is the result of an extensive re-design of the vibrator’s mechanical and hydraulic components and shaker. This delivers superior performance by bringing down the sweep start’s frequency at full drive, significantly reducing the time spent in emitting very low frequencies from 1Hz. This results in a positive impact on crew production and cost while facilitating the recording of an extra low frequency bandwidth that has proved to be very beneficial for vertical resolution and seismic inversion.
Reduced environmental impact
A newly developed feature of the new Nomad 65 Neo is the IPM (Intelligent Power Management). This onboard software technology reduces environmental impact by performing an electronic control and regulation of the vibrator engine’s RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) to match engine load, allowing for an appreciable fuel saving. Many of the vibrator’s components have also evolved to provide improved ergonomics for a safer and more comfortable work environment.