ION’s Gemini™ Enhanced Frequency Source technology awarded Wide Azimuth 3D acquisition contract in the Mediterranean Sea

May 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON, May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for its Gemini Enhanced Frequency Source technology to be utilized in a proprietary, Wide Azimuth 3D acquisition in the Mediterranean Sea. The Wide Azimuth 3D acquisition will deploy Gemini 8,000 cubic inch sources in dual source configurations on both the primary and secondary streamer vessels over approximately 60 days.

“We are delighted by the news that Gemini has been selected by a supermajor for their latest acquisition project,” said Ken Williamson, EVP Innovation and Strategic Marketing. “Deploying Gemini as a replacement for conventional source technology is a testament to the reliability, environmental and broadband frequency benefits that it provides. It also illustrates the industry’s increasing demand for creative acquisition and technology solutions, such as Gemini, to solve complex imaging challenges.”

With the addition of this project, Gemini 8,000 cubic inch source capacity will be at high utilization through the summer. Learn more at

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