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A safe alternative to the seismic airgun

The use of seismic airguns in offshore oil exploration has proved controversial, with some claiming that they may interfere with natural patterns of animals such as whales and dolphins. Now Geokinetics has completed the second successful deployment of its AquaVib Marine Vibrator, a competitor to the seismic airgun with a much lower decibel footprint. Could it solve this problem and add several other important advantages along the way?

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