The multi-function, multi-channel V8 receiver is a true success story. The V8 was introduced in 2004; see Issues 31
The Phoenix production department has expanded and is working hard to keep up with demand, and the Phoenix engineering department is fully occupied with firmware and software tasks for the system.
A V8 TDEM geothermal survey was conducted in the jungle of Sumatra,
Indonesia; Lucki Junursyah (centre) of the Geological R&D Center, Bandung;
Mr. Imam of Pertamina; and Riki and Endra of Elnusa Geosains.
We thank Lucki for sending the photo.
The combination of high productivity and high data quality has made the V8 very popular. Twenty V8 systems have been delivered to clients in China, Indonesia, Japan, Ukraine, Russia and Canada. Clients use the V8 to explore for oil, gas, coal, base and precious metals, and geothermal resources; as well they use the V8 for engineering studies and research.
In China, the three most popular V8 functions are TDEM (Time Domain ElectroMagnetics, also called Transient EM); CSAMT (Controlled Source Audiomagnetotellurics); and SIP (Spectral Induced Polarization).
A V8 system with an antenna for wireless communication is shown in the
Mongolian desert during an acceptance test of a new system by the Mineral
Research Institute of Inner Mongolia.