WesternGeco opens UniQ System sales division

WesternGeco_UniQ_1WesternGeco announced the formation of a new division to sell and lease its UniQ point-receiver land acquisition and processing system to other industry players.

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The announcement was made at a special launch event made during GEO 2012. Sanjay Singhal, VP System Sales, WesternGeco opened the UniQ launch by saying that the launch of the system sales division will usher in "a new era in land seismic service industry."

The move will make the industry-leading UniQ system generally available to all service companies as well as to energy companies that maintain their own crews.

Open-architectural system

UniQ technology offers drastically better seismic imaging through better noise handling and resolution. The UniQ platform is designed as an open-architecture system with a proven capacity in excess of 200,000 channels and forms an auto-correcting, fault-tolerant layout that maximizes uptime and therefore reduces overall survey duration. Average downtime on one recent high channel count project was 1.7 per cent.

UniQ technology offers continuous recording and is 100 per cent compatible with all multiple source techniques. Productivity on one current project has averaged more than 20,000 vibrator points per day.

"The move was prompted by the desire to combine WesternGeco UniQ leadership with the logistical capability of service and energy company crews around the world to provide the market with a wider choice of both technology and supplier." said Carl Trowell, president, WesternGeco."

Single-sensor technology

"UniQ technology will also be making all of the spread design, data management and single-sensor noise reduction and signal enhancement software available. This is the result of over a decade's worth of experience of high-end single-sensor land technology development." he added.

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