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Atlantis platform (Photo: BP)

TechnipFMC Scores Contract for BP's Atlantis Phase 3

that will be tied into the current platform, is scheduled to come onstream in 2020 and  is expected to boost production at the platform by an estimated 38,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day (boe/d) gross at its peak, BP said. It will also access the eastern area of the field where the advanced imaging and reservoir characterization identified additional oil in place

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Ocean Infinity Joins Search for Lost Bulker

/ temperature / depth sensor, a self-compensating magnetometer, a synthetic aperture sonar and a turbidity sensor. The fleet is capable of operating in water depths from 5 meters to 6,000 meters.Upon locating the wreck, the company said an extensive survey will be carried out using the latest 3D imaging technology

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Polarcus Awarded Middle East Project

, currently on bareboat charter to the seismic division of Sovcomflot) to provide marine seismic acquisition services with project management delivered by Polarcus.Polarcus COO, Lars Oestergaard said the towed streamer seismic project will be acquired in unison with an undershoot OBN component to address imaging challenges in obstructed areas. "We see OBN as an important complement to towed streamer acquisition in certain environments," he said."Our collaboration with SAE Exploration on this project is important to provide our client with seamless seismic operations and to deliver a high-quality

Seagull fitted with KATFISH for remotely operated mine countermeasures and underwater surveillance
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Kraken Completes Sea Tests of KATFISH with Elbit Systems

;s products are primarily targeted to the rapidly growing Unmanned Maritime Systems drone market which is primarily comprised of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).Until recently, conventional side scan sonars have been the leading technology for detailed mapping and imaging of the seafloor. However, Kraken’s advanced sonar technology called Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) is now commercially available and is especially well-suited for military mine hunting missions.  MINSAS delivers ultra-high seabed image resolution (3 cm), simultaneo

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CGG Renews Cooperation with OMV

the center first opened in 1979. The tailored service delivered by in-house geoscientists gives OMV access to CGG’s latest technologies as well as the support of experts and compute capacity from CGG’s Paris and London hubs.OMV will continue to have onsite access to CGG’s subsurface imaging and reservoir characterization expertise and technology.Christopher Veit, SVP Exploration, Development & Production, OMV Upstream, said, “Geophysical technology is a critical factor for future success in OMV’s upstream oil and gas business, and I am very pleased that OMV will continue

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MMT: Image Processing in Focus

fellow Dr. Rodrigo Pacheco-Ruiz into their photogrammetry department who, together with his team, was in charge of the photogrammetric program of the Black Sea MAP.MMThas also partnered with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, currently developing interfaces of geophysical data and high resolution imaging integration with the aim to lead into a large-scale change in accuracy, resolution and processing speeds. This demonstrates MMT’s focus on image derived solutions for high resolution measurements and inspection and a new step towards the development of new technological advances with high

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Eight OSD Systems to Petrobras

set to supply eight Oil Spill Detection (OSD) systems to Brazilian oil major Petrobras in the world’s largest x-band radar-based OSD surveillance and response contract to date.The agreement is in partnership with Ulstein Belga Marine, primary supplier to Petrobras, and includes radars and thermal imaging cameras for Petrobras Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPUs) in the Campos Basin. Delivery and commissioning are scheduled for 2019.The backdrop for the record delivery is a February 2018 agreement reached between Petrobras and the Brazilian federal Environmental Agency, Ibama, committing Petrobras

EdgeTech 2205 sonar image of ARA San Juan 230kHz at 400m range scale (Credit: Ocean Infinity)

Sonar Helps Find Missing Argentine Submarine

EdgeTech, a manufacturer of high-resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, said its side scan sonar technology was used to help find the missing Argentine submarine, ARA San Juan, which was recently located in 900 meters of water off Argentina's Atlantic Coast after a yearlong search.The deepwater search was performed by Ocean Infinity and its advanced fleet of 6,000 meter rated autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) equipped with EdgeTech 2205 Side Scan Sonars. The ARA San Juan was imaged by the EdgeTech sonar operating at a frequency of 230kHz and a 400-meter range scale.EdgeTech&r

PGS Sells OptoSeis to Geospace Technologies

technology."After reorganizing during the fourth quarter 2017, we started exploring opportunities to divest our non-core OptoSeis technology early 2018," said PGS President & CEO Rune Olav Pedersen.Pedersen said PGS will support and complement Geospace's offering with survey planning, imaging and acquisition services.Walter R. "Rick" Wheeler, President and CEO of Geospace Technologies, said, “The continued adoption of permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) by exploration and production (E&P) companies, combined with our leading expertise in PRM systems, prompted the

IP Multi SeaCam (Photo: DeepSea Power & Light)

DeepSea Expands SeaCam Product Line

DeepSea Power & Light is expanding its SeaCam family of subsea imaging solutions with the new IP Multi SeaCam and IP Apex SeaCam. These subsea cameras offer efficient and high-quality compression along with support for common real-time IP streaming and camera management protocols, the manufacturer said.The IP Multi SeaCam provides a compact, fixed focus solution for subsea monitoring and tooling applications. Efficient and high-quality compression provides sub-200 ms latency network streaming with full HD resolution in both the 72° HFOV flat port and 105° HFOV dome port options. The 256 GB

HUGIN AUV (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Ocean Infinity Orders Five HUGIN AUVs

five Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Systems, increasing its inventory to 15.Kongsberg Maritime said the AUVs are supplied with its latest generation HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar, giving Ocean Infinity a total of six HUGINs with the ability to deliver high resolution imaging in its fleet.HISAS generates high resolution range independent imagery and full swath bathymetry. Coupled with the other sensors on board, the HUGIN AUVs produce a data set including HISAS imagery and bathymetry, EM2040 bathymetry, sub-bottom profiler data and color photographs.“The HUGIN

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Magseis to Acquire Fairfield Seismic Technologies

U.K. subsidiary WGP Group," said a press release from the company.The name of the new business will be Magseis Fairfield. Fairfield Geotechnologies will remain privately held by the Sugahara family through Fairfield-Maxwell and focus its efforts on data licensing and data processing, as well as imaging, data analytics and data interpretation.The parties have agreed that the purchase price payable by Magseis shall be based on an enterprise value for the Business of approximately USD 233 million, which comprises a combination of cash and Magseis shares.In addition, Fairfield-Maxwell will receive

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Klein Selects Greensea Inertial Navigation

integration activities unfolded smoothly and quickly. The Greensea team was extremely responsive and their support during integration and test was exceptional. The incorporation of a subsystem with this broad range of sensor functions allows Klein Marine Systems to focus on our core competency, sonar imaging, knowing that we are continuously receiving high quality sensor data.”“We are excited that Klein Marine chose Greensea as a navigation partner,” said Marybeth Gilliam, Greensea’s COO. “Our recent integration with their flagship product, the System 5900, is indicative

This slice, at a depth of 595 m through the Q model, clearly highlights the extent of the Peon gas field (image courtesy of CGG Multi-Client & New Ventures)

High-End Seismic Imaging Solves Shallow Gas Challenges

The latest Q modeling, and Q-compensating imaging techniques bring greater clarity to Northern Viking GrabenCGG has recently completed seismic depth imaging of its entire Northern Viking Graben multi-client survey, in the Norwegian North Sea. The latest visco-acoustic (“Q”) velocity modeling and seismic imaging technologies have been applied to BroadSeis broadband variable-depth streamer field data, acquired between 2014 and 2016. The final output forms a contiguous data volume covering 35,400 km².The Northern Viking Graben, like many other areas around the globe, contains a wide

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Schlumberger, TGS Bags New US Seismic Project

apply their full azimuth processing expertise and expect to deliver final data to customers in Q1 2020."The Amendment project will enhance our current data coverage in the Central U.S. Gulf of Mexico. E&P companies are showing increased interest in the benefits of nodal seismic data to overcome imaging challenges in this region. In the Amendment project, TGS and Schlumberger will reimage underlying WAZ seismic data to provide modern, high-quality nodal seismic data to our clients," said Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS.Maurice Nessim, president, WesternGeco, Schlumberger, said, "Schlumberger

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Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Finalists to Compete off Greece

at least 50 percent of the area – 250 km2, an area that is nearly three times the area of Paris – at five meters resolution and at depths down to 4,000 meters  – a cold, dark and high-pressure environment that is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon – identifying and imaging at least 10 archeological, biological or geological features at any depth, all within 24 hours.At the end of the competition, a $4 million grand prize and $1 million second place prize will be awarded to the teams that receive the top scores for demonstrating the highest resolution seafloor mapping

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Mapping the Future

we will find out soon.Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D, Senior Director, Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZEWhat do you hope to achieve through the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE?The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE aims to achieve three key goals: to accelerate technology in marine underwater robotics, especially mapping, imaging, and the autonomous detection of chemical or biological signals; to catalyze new markets by removing manned vessels and make it cheaper to access the deep sea; and finally, to inspire the public – these robots are discovering a new underwater planet with strange lifeforms and unfamiliar terrains

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