Seismic Vessel Tech
In what it calls a natural step in the process of expanded subsea services in the oil and gas industry, MMT has signed a two-year charter contract for M/V Stril Explorer, operated by Simon Mökster Shipping AS. MMT said it has conducted various survey assignments from this vessel during several projects in the past.
A number of marine service companies and manufacturers are adding a metal detector to their ROVs to increase the vehicle’s capabilities. Magnetometers, super sensitive metal detectors, have been used with ROVs for many years, but these instruments only detect iron and steel. If the target of interest is made of nonferrous metal such as gold,
By Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters The Obama administration on Thursday laid out a framework for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades. The plan was released as part of the Bureau of Ocean
Two new PGS MultiClient GeoStreamer surveys offshore Côte d’Ivoire drive further exploration success in the Atlantic Equatorial Transform Margin. Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), with local partner Laguna and in cooperation with Petroci, is currently acquiring 2,300 sq km of MultiClient 3D GeoStreamer data over blocks CI-506 and CI-507,
The project for joint seismic acquisition in the southeastern Barents Sea has been joined by 16 new companies. A total of 33 companies are now part of this project, which will secure good data quality and low acquisition costs. A joint acquisition of data will also limit any possible negative consequences for the fishing industry.
By Karolin Schaps, Reuters Britain urgently needs its oil and gas companies to pay for a new regulatory body to encourage industry collaboration and counter plunging North Sea production rates, a government review, the first since the mid-1990s, said on Monday. Britain's oil and gas output has
Norway's TGS says it has fixed vessel charter contracts with owners of two specialised vessels for multi-client seismic work projects as follows: Firstly, a Letter of Award with WesternGeco to charter the high capacity 12 streamer vessel M/V Geco Eagle for 3D multi-client projects in Northwest Europe during the 2014 summer season.
On top of the water, underwater and on the seabed, vehicle robotics are quickly proving their value as a game changer. Profiled here are some latest developments. Pharos Offshore acquired an SMD built 1200HP cable burial tool in July 2013, since then the vehicle has undergone extensive modifications at the Tees Offshore Base,
Shark Marine Technologies Inc. is proud to introduce its newest system for autonomous bathymetric surveying: The DiveLog Automated Survey Boat or D.A.S. Boat. As its name suggests, D.A.S. Boat is controlled by Shark Marine’s field proven DiveLog software. Originally designed to create an intuitive
Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI), a world leader in real-time sonar acquisition and GIS based processing software for seafloor mapping, is pleased to announce a new 24-bit analog sub-bottom SonarWiz interface (SBP24) for high resolution geophysical surveys. SBP24 provides extremely high resolution
SBG Systems will unveil at SUBSEA EXPO (Aberdeen, U.K.) the Ekinox Subsea Series, a product family of survey-grade inertial systems designed for underwater applications – up to 6,000 m. Based on the robust and cost-effective MEMS technology, the series includes the Ekinox-M, a Motion Reference Unit (MRU),