08 Jun 2020

GII Concludes 2020 Seismic Acquisition in Sicily

Between September 2019 and April 2020, The Geophysical Institute of Israel executed a Land 2D and 3D seismic project in the Fiume Tellaro concession in Sicily, Italy. 

During the project 167 sqkm of 3D seismic data and 225 lkm of 2D seismic data were acquired. The work area was dominated by agricultural fields, orchards and olive groves with many bridges, historic stone walls and modern gates dividing them. The topography is hilly and steep in some locations. During this project, The GII operated a Vibroseis and Node based crew equipped with the INOVA Quantum recording system and 5 Mini Vibroseis (UniVib 1 PLS 326) energy sources made by INOVA Geophysical. To complement the seismic data, LVL, gravity and magnetic data acquisition crews were operated as well. 

GII executed strict HSE protocols in line with industry standards and strict Italian regulations. Furthermore, the project culminated at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and GII's crew and personnel underwent rigorous training and working procedure re-structuring to minimize inter-human contact. The project ended with ZERO COVID-19 infections.