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Searcher Completes Northern Basins Study

Papua New Guinea.The independent multi-client company providing seismic datasets and associated products to the global oil and gas industry, said that in conjunction with Discover Geoscience, it has compiled the Northern Basins Prospectivity Study following its successful acquisition of the Solomon Sea Broadband Non-Exclusive 2D seismic survey in 2017.The study offers the industry a detailed understanding of the basins and hydrocarbon potential of the region, with extensive coverage of the Cape Vogel, Bougainville and New Ireland Basins.The Northern Basins Prospectivity Study contains an assessment of

L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK. (Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

, hydrocarbons and aquaculture.Bridon Bekaert, Tension Technology International and Toda (£7.5 million)Developing new mooring systems and ropes to replace chains which are unable to handle the deep waters off Japan.WFS and Shimadzu (£388,000)Working on underwater communications for broadband optical systems.Ecosse IP and JMU (£470,000)Looking at new installation methods for floating offshore wind using semisubmersibles and a novel ambient lifting system for foundations.Hyslop said, “I am encouraged by the continued collaboration between Scotland and Japan in marine resource

USN: Knifefish UUV Program Achieves Milestone

high-clutter environments. Knifefish is a critical element of the LCS Mine Countermeasure Mission Package and will reduce risk to Navy personnel and equipment.The Knifefish system, which consists of two unmanned undersea vehicles along with support systems and equipment, uses cutting-edge low-frequency broadband sonar and automated target recognition software technology developed by the Naval Research Laboratory and successfully transitioned to industry. It acts as an off-board sensor while the host ship stays outside the mine field boundaries.Knifefish’s common open systems architecture design and

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MTR100: #4 Martin McDonald , SVP, Oceaneering

. “E-ROV is a resident, battery-powered ROV that will go subsea with a surface buoy. It’s a work class electric vehicle with a hydraulic power pack to support its manipulator functions, and it is controlled remotely from our onshore mission support center with communications via the 4G broadband network, using a self-deployed surface buoy,” said McDonald. “We believe (E-ROV) is a significant technological advancement to the next stage of subsea ROV residency. Our next generation of vehicle (the Freedom ROV) will be supported by a docking station at seabed and will have a hybrid

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Sercel Launches New Ocean Bottom Node

CGG's equipment business Sercel has launched GPR, a new ocean bottom node (OBN) jointly developed in partnership with BGP and designed to leverage Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology for reservoir characterization and field development efforts.Sercel and BGP have drawn on their longstanding partnership and complementary seismic expertise and experience to design, develop and deploy GPR. The new node has successfully completed sea trials, and input from BGP from the field has ensured GPR’s performance is precisely tailored to meet today’s industry requirements.

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Shearwater Kicks Off Survey for KrisEnergy

upstream oil and gas company KrisEnergy announced the commencement of a 1,200-square-kilometer 3D seismic survey in the offshore Cambodia Block A concession, where the company is developing the Apsara oil field.Shearwater Geoservices' Singapore subsidiary was awarded the turnkey broadband seismic contract, and it has deployed the vessel SW Vespucci for the project.Around 200 square kilometers of the 3D program will be acquired over the Apsara development area to improve imaging of geological faults and sand bodies to aid in the finalization of the design of well trajectories ahead

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

and offers a very decent ConOps. It isn’t without flaw or risk in the context of geosurveys as the rich data is locked aboard and “hopefully” the data is good. There are some additional operating concepts that could be applied here including smaller, fast support vessels and unlimited broadband VSAT solutions which may make it work well.LeeWay Odyssey transits to Bedford, Nova Scotia to test the Kraken Katfish.Who owns new value creation?In our view, there are several interesting permutations and combinations of UxVs coupled with vessels that can be applied to create a decent solution

Map showing location of the current 2D and recent 3D surveys with blocks available in the 12th round. (Image: CGG)

CGG Completes 2D Survey Offshore Gabon

French-based geophysical services company CGG said it has completed acquisition of 9,800 km long-offset broadband 2D multi-client seismic survey in the highly prospective Gabon South Basin.Fast-track data sets will be delivered in batches from the end of April, giving interested oil companies sufficient time to understand offshore petroleum systems and appraise blocks offered in Gabon’s 12th offshore licensing round planned for September 2019.This modern data set will help define the full extent of existing and new plays in the region. It will also aid in understanding the thickness variations

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Güralp and Sonardyne Partner

of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) conference in London on Tuesday, will enable the two companies to collaboratively provide more advanced and efficient technology for in-situ seismic and seabed monitoring.Güralp has more than 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of broadband seismometers and accelerometers, while Sonardyne’s experiences stretches to more than 40 years of experience in long-endurance data collection and through-water telemetry. As a consequence, clients globally will benefit from a combined offering of technology for seismic data gathering, seabed

Oceaneering’s Freedom vehicle (Image: Oceaneering)

Sonardyne Equips Latest Oceaneering Vehicles

600 kHz DVL (Doppler velocity log) and a high accuracy intelligent pressure sensor in a single unit, Sonardyne said.Oceaneering’s E-ROV has already proven the ability for battery powered remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) working in the oil and gas industry to be piloted from shore, via 4G mobile broadband transmitted from a buoy, independent of support vessels. The company’s next-generation resident hybrid ROV Freedom builds on the E-ROV concept. Due to debut in offshore trials later this year, Freedom is targeting long, maintenance free-deployments, on autonomous missions and with support

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