INOVA Projects of Interest

Our products and services have been utilized successfully all over the world in a variety of environments and terrain. Each acquisition project is unique and has its own set of distinctive challenges and obstacles to overcome. As a trusted advisor, we are there to lend a hand in accomplishing the goals and successes of our clients. Several of our partners have shared their experiences and we invite you to visit this page frequently for new stories.

GeoGlobAll Surveys Yakutia's Frozen Taiga with INOVA's G3i™ Recording System

Projects of Interest
G3i Overcomes Siberia's Harshest Subzero Temperatures Unscathed – The GeoGlobAll Group, a leading oilfield service provider in Russia, has been exploring the Russian republic of Yakutia for many decades. In 2012, OJSC YakutskGeofizika (YGF), a wholly owned subsidiary of GeoGlobAll, was awarded a contract to perform several 2D seismic surveys near the Arctic Circle. They needed a new acquisition system that was highly reliable, easily deployable and consumes minimal power to reduce battery changeouts. In Yakutia, temperatures below -50°C (-58°F) are common during the winter months, which makes the need for rugged and weatherized acquisition equipment essential. With temperatures this extreme, minimizing the time the crew was exposed to the elements was a priority during the seismic operation.
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INOVA's Hawk® Autonomous Nodal System Scales the Canadian Rockies

Projects of Interest
As autonomous nodes make their way into the mainstream of acquisition technologies, successful cableless acquisition projects span a wide variety of difficult terrains and environments. The benefits of cableless architecture are well recognized in overcoming a diversity of operational challenges. Seismic operations in the freezing Canadian winter environment represent an extreme challenge for equipment and personnel, even for traditional cable-based systems. Tesla Exploration Ltd. was selected for the Willesden Green 3D/3C seismic acquisition project, a winter deployment covering 260 sq km (100 sq mi) near Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada.
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Tesla Overcomes Allegheny's Complex Terrain with Hawk® Nodal System

Projects of Interest
INOVA's Hawk System Swoops In and Captures the Marcellus Shale – In 2012, Tesla Exploration, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesla Exploration LTD, was awarded a 3D/3C cableless acquisition project located in northern West Virginia near the Allegheny Mountain Range. The survey area was surrounded by dense hardwood forests, steep valleys and rolling hills that posed significant health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges. Field operations with cable-based recording systems would have been highly inefficient or nearly impossible in this area. Even for an experienced crew, navigating through the thick underbrush and terrain elevations to deploy equipment would be cumbersome and hazardous. Realizing the difficulties that lay ahead, Tesla selected INOVA's autonomous nodal technology, Hawk.
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Land Recording Technology for Transition Zone (TZ) Acquisition

Projects of Interest
Dual-Purpose ARIES System Simplifies Integrated Land & TZ Surveys – A Terraseis crew operating along the Bakassi Peninsula of Cameroon managed a 157 sq km integrated land and transition zone survey located in an active fishing community. Thousands of boats cruised along the shoreline, creating a challenging environment that had the potential to hinder productivity and data quality. The crew utilized an ARIES recording system to acquire in excess of 15,000 shot points of high quality data. The success of this operation led to their recent purchase of a new ARIES II system for subsequent transition zone work.
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Optimizing Productivity for High-Density Acquisitions

Projects of Interest
AHV-IV Renegade Delivers 80,000 Pounds of Efficiency – The AHV-IV Renegade, INOVA’s 80,000 pound peak force vibrator, was put to the test in a twenty-four hour, continuous recording environment in the desert of Oman. Performing the industry's first-ever Distance Separated Simultaneous Sweeping (DSSS) acquisition, the seventeen AHV-IV Renegades were critical to high productivity and acquisition success.
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