Our Technology

Quasar Geophysical Technologies (QuasarGeo) is part of the Quasar Group of Companies, which has been advancing electromagnetic sensor systems and technologies in a variety of application areas for over 12 years. Visit the Quasar Group page for more information about the group’s technical expertise and accomplishments.

Core technologies developed over this time period have been adapted and refined for various platforms and numerous applications. One result of this process is the QMax EM3 (QMax), a new class of ocean-bottom EM receiver optimized for offshore oil and gas exploration.

The QMax has been designed for high quality, consistent sensor performance and general usability. The system’s technological advancements optimize operational efficiencies and the platform can be configured to maximize signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The QMax has been tested worldwide, including but not limited to the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, the Far East, and the Pacific United States and has demonstrated both temporal and geographic consistency.

QMax EM3 features

  • Innovative capacitive electrodes with ultra low noise amplifiers
  • New compact magnetic coil sensors
  • Ultra low noise, ultra low power data acquisition and storage electronics

QuasarGeo’s Advantages

QuasarGeo capacitive electrode performance exceeds that of traditional Ag/AgCl electrodes in the controlled source electromagnetic band. QuasarGeo’s new class of magnetic coil sensors enables a significant reduction in size and weight. The full system, with the sensitivity and size advantages gained from these new innovative technologies, enables the measurement of all 6 components of the EM tensor (Ex, Ey, Ez, Bx, By, Bz).

The company’s lineage is rooted in research and development. This enables QuasarGeo to work closely with the Quasar Group of companies, industry-leading scientists at the academic centers such as Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Utah, and also with customers to explore commercialization of cutting-edge concepts like a new class of marine electric-field source, towed EM sensors, and EM reservoir monitoring. Visit the Product Roadmap page for more information about future developments.