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Sercel launches marine mammal detection solution to optimise seismic productivity

17th June 2014

Sercel has launched QuietSea, its new passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) system designed to detect the presence of marine mammals during seismic operations

Sercel launches marine mammal detection solution to optimise seismic productivity
QuietSea helps to optimise the productivity of marine seismic operations while enabling marine seismic contractors to fully comply with increasingly widespread marine mammal monitoring regulations

Unlike other separate antenna PAM systems, QuietSea is seamlessly integrated as an add-on within the Sercel Sentinel seismic streamer (Sentinel, Sentinel RD and Sentinel MS). This allows for greatly enhanced marine mammal detection capabilities in a wide frequency listening range that covers a large variety of vocalizing cetacean species. QuietSea also benefits from synergies with Sercel's Seal 428 marine seismic recorder and SeaPro Nav navigation system to accurately locate marine mammal positions.

"With the launch of QuietSea, Sercel continues to demonstrate its commitment to helping its clients conduct environmentally responsible marine seismic operations,” said Pascal Rouiller. “QuietSea offers seismic contractors and oil companies a high-performance, objective and reliable system for monitoring marine animals and implementing mitigation measures that minimise the potential impact of man-made sound while optimising seismic productivity and costs.”

QuietSea helps to optimise the productivity of marine seismic operations while enabling marine seismic contractors to fully comply with increasingly widespread marine mammal monitoring regulations. Unlike other industry PAM systems which carry the risk of their separate array becoming tangled at sea and causing downtime, QuietSea's integrated architecture allows for easy and safe deployment.

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