Vibrators

#1 Vibrators in the Industry for 50+ Years

There are only three ways to control image quality during seismic acquisition, and we’ve tackled #1 and #2:

  1. Create an impeccable source signal with very little noise,
  2. Create a highly sensitive receiver that filters ambient noise, or
  3. Manage Mother Nature

Although we have open lines of communication with her, Mother Nature is not always cooperative or forgiving.

So we decided to create vibrators and technology that compensates for her ever-changing moods and landscapes.

If you want the very best source signature, the broadest bandwidth capability, and the lowest cost of ownership for your vibrator fleet - INOVA is the logical choice.

1960s

Input/Output is founded
Litton Industries acquires Western Geophysical
Launch of LRS series of vibrators

1970s

Litton designs the first-ever buggy vibrator, the AHV

1980's

LRS creates the TRT vibrator with interchangeable tracks or tires

1990's

LRS releases AHV-III
Input/Output acquires Western Geophysical vib technology from LRS
Manufacturing of AHV-IV begins in Alvin, Texas

2000s

Input/Output tests the XVib on the North Slope in Alaska
Input/Output becomes ION Geophysical
Launch of the AHV-IV Renegade 80,000 lb vibrator
Introduction of the AHV-IV Commander 64,000 lb vibrator
Inova is founded as a JV between ION Geophysical and BGP

2010s

INOVA introduces a new, small-scale vibrator, the UniVib
UV2 debuts in 2017

AHV-III

PLS-362

AHV-IV

PLS-362

XVIB

PLS-362/380

AHV-IV

PLS-360

AHV-IV

PLS-364

UNIVIB

PLS-326

UNIVIB2

PLS-334
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“Dawson owns the largest fleet of INOVA AHV-IV series vibrators in North America and we have been very pleased with the performance over many years of operation. We have a team of in-house vibrator expertise that performs regular service and maintenance to ensure these vehicles function at their optimal level. INOVA vibrators have proven to be very reliable, minimizing our total cost of ownership.”
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Cameron Walker, Walker Marine Geophysical

"The small footprint and mobility of Inova’s Univib enabled our crew to complete source production through a major urban city. Its reduced size and weight minimized disturbance to the community while delivering the data results we needed for a successful program.”

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