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Seismic cable control, eBird®

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eBird® is unique in seismic operations with its ability to control lateral position of the streamer in addition to vertical position and roll orientation. eBird® is a bird for lateral, vertical and roll streamer control in marine seismic acquisition. This enables the surveyor to have positive control of streamer roll orientation, depth and separation during the whole operation including deployment and retrieval.

Novel technology

The eBird® is equipped with robust and advanced steering devices ensuring continuous operation for all types of streaming cable. The innovative implementation of technology with no connector between body and wings makes the eBird® robust for all operational conditions.

Easy deployment and retrieval

The eBird® is made of titanium to gain a high tensile strength as well as extraordinary corrosion resistance. The wings are easy to connect and disconnect for an efficient deployment and retrieval of the seismic cable. The eBird® body is short and slender to avoid any damage when winding up and off the streamer drum.

Key features

  • In-line body
  • SmartWing instrumentation
  • Low acoustic noise
  • Lateral force control
  • Roll control
  • Autonomous depth control
  • Ruggedized design
  • Detachable wings
  • Battery power back-up
  • Power-save mode
  • Fault tolerant mode
  • Modem for long range streamer communication
  • Wireless power transfer between wing and body
  • Onboard control and monitoring software (eBird® Guidance)

Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

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  • Spares

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.

How can I help you?

Knut Christian Meyer Hovland
EVP - Deck Machinery and Motion Control