There is a desire by the marine geophysical industry for a seismic source with a low environmental footprint. Received sound pressure level (SPL) and sound exposure level (SEL) can restrict how seismic surveys can be conducted in sensitive areas.

To address this desire, we have developed a broadband non-impulsive source based on the concept of modular transducer elements. The source has a controlled output that can emit arbitrary signals, enables flexible source geometries, and can produce ultra-low frequency content that facilitates robust full waveform inversion.

Sea trials and testing indicate that the developed source will meet the challenging output demands and exhibit the necessary robustness to be a viable seismic source for the future. Large scale testing is planned in 2019.


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