VIBSIST-1000, highly mobile seismic source

The VIBSIST-1000 is a multi-impact, time-distributed seismic source that uses a hydraulic hammer mounted on 4-wheel drive / 4-wheel steering all-terrain, highly-maneuverable vehicle. This source is specially designed for use in forest areas, so that cutting trees can be avoided. Its outside turning radius is 2.8 m.

The VIBSIST-1000 is a safe, non-destructive and environmentally friendly high-resolution seismic source. The hammer is powered through a computer controlled hydraulic regulator and produces series of impacts, delivered according to pre-programmed time functions. The recommended temperature range for operation is –25° to 50°C.

The VIBSIST-1000 source can probe 2—3 km deep in hard rocks and 1—2 km deep in sedimentary rocks.

Key features

  • All terrain reflection seismic source
  • Simultaneous multiple-source capability
  • High productivity
  • High resolution
  • Rugged and mobile
  • Minimum environmental impact
  • Compatible with all industry-standard seismographs


Surface 2D & 3D and multi-offset VSP for:

  • Mineral exploration
  • Structural delineation at mine sites
  • Geothermal energy
  • Geologic storage
  • Oil exploration
  • Reservoir characterization