OBS Technology Solutions in Transition Zones & Shallow Water

Our Solution in TZ & Shallow Water


Seabed Geosolutions offers several solutions in challenging transition zone (TZ) and shallow waters utilizing the following versatile ocean bottom seismic (OBS) technologies:

  • Manta® OBN - A single node technology for depths from 0 - 3000 meters - Manta is the evolution of seabed seismic technology. A single node system for all depths and environments. Simplified, automated, safe and versatile, it goes where traditional streamer seismic can’t. To learn more, visit the Manta webpage.
  • Sercel 428® and 408 WPSR and Sercel 408 ULS - Your key for transition zones (TZ) and shallow waters - Utilizing the Sercel 428 and 408 WPSR and Sercel 408 ULS systems, we deliver mixed source, mixed receiver, and/or hybrid land-transition zone surveys. The 408 ULS system has been designed to support the challenges of shallow water and transition zone seismic operations down to 50 meters.  The 408ULS can be connected to land field equipment (compatible with 428XL land acquisition systems) to further expand your survey flexibility and reach.
  • Sercel SeaRay® Cables (OBC) – For intermediate water depths to 300 meters - Seabed Geosolutions offers the  Sercel SeaRay ocean bottom cable (OBC) system, with which we can acquire exploration 2D, high-density 3D or development 4D programs with digital broadband sensors. Sercel SeaRay is an integrated multi-component 4C receiver with 3C Digital Sensor Unit (DSU) and one hydrophone providing improved sensor coupling and vector fidelity. One benefit of an OBC system such as Sercel SeaRay is its ability to provide real-time continuous seismic data recording and QC, unlimited by battery life.

Seabed Geosolutions is a market leader in conducting transition zone and shallow water surveys in some of the most congested, difficult and obstructed waters on Earth. Technology that is able to withstand rugged use and yet be easy to handle is crucial to safe and efficient deployment and retrieval operations in these environments.

To learn more, see the Manta specification sheet.