In the eastern Andes, SAExploration completed a large 3D project, assigning nearly 1,300 management and staff to see the project to completion. The survey, close to 250 square kilometers, was in a jungle environment and 17 fly camps were set up to support the operation. Full heliportable operations were used for the recording phase, which involved a 3,200 channel live patch. After approximately 950 hours of helicopter flying time rotating among 5 helicopters, the 14-week project was completed in December 2007.
In 2011, SAExploration completed an extremely demanding seismic program in the Vichada area of Colombia. The 346-person crew worked out of fly camps in remote jungle areas and used digital multi-component DSU sensors to acquire the 290-kilometre 2D project.
SAExploration managed a 14-month program between spring 2010 and fall 2011 in the challenging environment of Papua New Guinea. The 648-kilometre 2D program used Sercel 428 and 408 with ground electronics. Because the program traversed the jungle, rolling hills, mountains, swamps and flooded areas, a strong logistics hub of personnel and suppliers was critical to project success. Over the course of the program, SAE employed more than 3,500 short-service, local employees with an average crew size of 500.