Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) have recently supplied Exploration Electronics with a custom built 10m Vibrocorer system for use in their rental pool.

Exploration Electronics specializes in the rental and operation of marine seismic systems for oil and gas exploration, hazardous site surveys and engineering investigations.

Paul Fisher, Business Manager for Exploration Electronics, said that “As a geotechnical & seismic service provider with a 35-year track record and a reputation for providing reliable and high quality equipment, maintaining that reputation across all of our services has been a key objective. To that end we have selected OSIL as our preferred supplier of sediment corers and grabs.


Our most recent addition to our rental pool is the OSIL modular Vibrocorer, we chose this unit in response to customer demand for core samples up to 10m in length, using an easily transportable modular system.

The OSIL modular Vibrocorer fits the bill, exactly.”

The Vibrocorer purchased by Exploration Electronics comes in easy to assemble 2m barrel and frame sections to allow different corer configurations/heights to be built up depending on the requirements of the end user. The system can be used in dense or compacted sediments in depths of up to 600m.

The purchase of this system adds to Exploration Electronics’ existing rental pool of seabed sampling equipment, which includes CPTs, Vibrocorers, Piston Corers, OSIL Box Corers, Grabs and Multi (Multiple) Corers.

OSIL adapted the vibrocorer system to meet Exploration Electronics’ exact requirements, maintaining their reputation for working closely with customers to deliver high quality reliable equipment.

OSIL offer a wide variety of sediment coring equipment, from off-the-shelf grabs and box (spade) corers, to bespoke coring systems such as the Gravity Corer, Piston Corer (available in lengths from 3m to 60m), Vibrocorer for dense or compacted sediments or the industry standard Multiple Corer for undisturbed sediment sampling.

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