Paragon Geophysical Purchases INOVA’s Hawk® Nodal System

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2013 / PRNewswire – INOVA Geophysical today announced that Paragon Geophysical Services, Inc. has purchased 9,000 channels of its Hawk nodal seismic acquisition system. Paragon has already deployed several thousand channels on an acquisition project in northwestern Montana. Hawk will be utilized with Paragon’s existing VectorSeis® digital sensors to acquire multicomponent data. Prior to this purchase, Paragon leased Hawk from INOVA’s rental partners and successfully completed two surveys with the system.

Hawk is an integral part of INOVA’s Clarity Broadband Solution™ and is compatible with VectorSeis 3C and the newly designed AccuSeis™ 1C digital sensors. When combined with AccuSeis, Hawk can be configured with either one or three single component digital stations. Hawk’s unique ability to support up to three analog channels or digital sensors in a single ground station provides maximum opportunity for equipment utilization across a broad array of seismic projects.

John H. Beury III, Paragon’s President, said, “Paragon is always at the forefront of seismic acquisition technology. Integrating Hawk to our product portfolio enables us to provide exceptional geophysical services to our valued clients. We are highly impressed with the nodal system’s flexibility and the support we have received from INOVA.”

Glenn Hauer, INOVA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, added, “Our Hawk nodal system is built with the flexibility, reliability, and ruggedness that our customers demand from seismic equipment. We know Paragon Geophysical will greatly benefit from these features while conducting their acquisition projects.”

For more information on Hawk, the industry’s most rugged and flexible recording system, visit

About INOVA Geophysical Equipment Limited
INOVA Geophysical Equipment Limited is a leading provider of land geophysical technology, including source and source control systems, cabled and cableless land acquisition systems, and advanced seismic digital sensors. Managed as an independent company, INOVA is a joint venture owned 51% by BGP (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation) and 49% by ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO). Additional information about INOVA is available at

About Paragon Geophysical Services, Inc.
Paragon Geophysical Services, Inc. currently operates throughout the continental United States and India. Located in Wichita, Kansas, Paragon is owned and operated by John H. Beury III, who has over thirty years’ experience in the seismic industry. Acquisition services are ongoing in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. For more information, visit

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