SAExploration Holdings last week announced a $112 million project to acquire onshore data on the North Slope. The data acquisition services will be conducted over the next three winter seasons, beginning in 2020, according to a news release. In addition, SAE has entered a separate agreement to Geospace Technologies Corp. to buy 30,000 state-of-the-art GCL recording channels. The new Geospace channels will primarily be used for the Alaska contract, but will be available in other regions in Alaska’s off-season.

According to Michael Faust, chairman and CEO of SAE,  “SAE is committed to deploying cutting edge technology to further minimize our footprint and reduce environmental exposure everywhere we operate. The purchase of 30,000 small light-weight GCL recording channels, and the automated drone deployment pilots, are strong examples of that commitment to continuously raising the bar on health, safety and environmental protection.”

SAE, based in Houston, Texas, is an international oilfield services company offering a full range of vertically-integrated seismic data acquisition, data processing and interpretation, and logistical support services throughout North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.