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The strategic collaboration for the multiclient sparse node program will create a data set utilizing high-end imaging to serve clients in field development phases and also enable near-field exploration in the congested areas within the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. (Image: TGS)

TGS, Schlumberger Partner for Ocean-bottom Node Project

and WesternGeco have extensive, high-quality multiclient libraries of seismic and other geoscience data in the U.S Gulf of Mexico. The combination of ocean-bottom node data, the associated velocity model improvement, full-waveform inversion and other data processing techniques will significantly improve imaging of complex subsalt structures. By collaborating and using the available underlying data, WesternGeco and TGS will be able to produce a higher-quality product for clients than would otherwise be available over the areas of interest.Exploration and production companies are increasingly looking to

EIVA has joined the Sonardyne group of companies and will remain an independent Danish business and brand. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

. “We are committed to a sustainable future for Sonardyne,” says Simon Partridge, Sonardyne’s Strategy Director, “which includes investing in complementary technologies and enterprises that supplement our core expertise in underwater communications, navigation, monitoring and imaging systems.”EIVA has more than 40 years’ experience in the development and delivery of software and hardware solutions to offshore and shallow water engineering and survey organisations and is increasingly supporting customers with their requirements for higher levels of automation and

Map showing the location of CGG's Mississippi Canyon Node survey (Image: CGG)

CGG Kicks off OBN Survey in US Gulf

CGG announced Tuesday it has commenced its first multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.Located in the north-central region of the Gulf of Mexico, this dense OBN survey will provide well-sampled, full azimuthal coverage with long offsets, to deliver exceptional data for imaging the geologically complex structures in Mississippi Canyon, the company said.According to Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between CGG and Fugro, the 3D node project will utilize its advanced 4C technology CASE Abyss ocean bottom nodes, deployed by remotely operated vehicles to 2,100 meter water depths, illuminating a

Photo: Coda Octopus

Coda Octopus USE Version 8.7 Released

industry standard 100mb Ethernet capability Interleaving ping mode, or Ping Pong feature, using different frequencies, ranges, beam detection and different thresholdsIncreased ping rate to 20Hz adding more data points and improving the quality of real-time moving image processingReducing the minimum imaging range to only 0.5cmA programmable TVGRoutine maintenance fixesThis upgrade is available free of charge to existing TEAM members who are Version 8 users

Image Courtesy Trimble

Tappan Zee Constructors ‘See’ Below the Hudson

With Trimble Marine Construction Systems and Teledyne Marine Imaging, bridge deconstruction projects can now have pinpoint accuracy.The Project @ a GlanceCustomer Profile: Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC is a consortium – including Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc. – that was hired to design and build the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, one of the largest single design-build contracts for a bridge project in the United States. The project was started in January of 2013 and, after a phased opening that

Images: Modus Seabed Intervention

Flying new Routes Subsea

deployed a HAUV offshore NW Australia to perform circa 240km of pipeline integrity survey, producing stunning images, as well as point cloud data, of both the pipeline and passing marine life (see inset with detail of the shark’s teeth, taken at 2knts) using a Cathx Scout laser profiling and HD imaging spread alongside a multibeam echosounder (MBES).The survey time was half of what it would have taken using a traditional ROV to perform the survey and it could have been faster,” says Ward. “Such a survey is possible without a tether, but it was performed with a tether on this occasion

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McLane IFCB Helps in Rust Tide Study

McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. said that its Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) is part of a NOAA Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy funded program to study rust tides of Cochlodinium polykrikoides and protect aquaculture from its impacts.This project will allow researchers to build upon IFCB’s proven capability as a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) monitoring tool. The IFCB will enable automated protection of juvenile shellfish that are especially vulnerable while growing within nursery systems. Moreover, the team seeks to develop C. polykrikoides bloom forecasting ability through image-based assessment of

(Image: Klein Marine Systems)

Klein Debuts MA-X Imaging Technology

Side scan sonar equipment developer Klein Marine Systems has developed a new, patent-pending technology called MA-X it believes will redefine ocean imaging, Klein's parent company Mitcham Industries announced this week.MA-X is essentially the next generation of side scan sonar whose arrays are physically mounted at an angle relative to the towfish or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) platform, Klein Marine Systems said. In this way, each narrow fan-beam is oriented at a downward and forward-grazing angle, resulting in an acoustic track over the sea bottom that starts from the port and starboard

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

. It will also aid in understanding the thickness variations in the sediment overburden for source rock and maturity analysis. Broad bandwidth data will not only increase resolution and improve characterization of the turbidite systems that represent potential exploration targets, it also provides deep imaging penetration with low frequencies to help describe the nature of the crust. New insights from this data will expand and update CGG’s Gabon South Basin JumpStart integrated geoscience package.Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said, “The vast offshore acreage of Gabon includes unexplored areas

3D at Depth SL3 non-touch data collection process with the TBD-1 Devastator Aircraft (Credit: Air/Sea Heritage Foundation photo by Brett Seymour)

Subsea Wreck Brought to Life by Lasers

and Conservation (CMAC) at Texas A&M University, the Devastator Project team consisted of Brett Seymour, a top-flight underwater photographer on loan from the National Park Service's Submerged Resources Center; Evan Kovacs, an innovative engineer and experienced technical diver who runs Marine Imaging Technologies; Matt Christie, Senior Subsea LiDAR Specialist with 3D at Depth; Brian Kirk, an expert local guide and original co-discoverer (with historian/explorer Matt Holly) of the wreck of BuNo 1515; plus archaeologist/divers Chris Dostal, Carolyn Kennedy, and Michael Terlep. Advisors from the

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg to Equip Belgian Research Vessel

the trawl.In addition, the delivery will include Kongsberg’s acclaimed deep- and shallow-water multibeam echo sounders for bottom mapping; the EM 304 1 x 1 degree and EM2040 Dual RX. For geophysical applications, the TOPAS PS18 Sub-Bottom Profiler system will be used for high-resolution seabed imaging, while underwater positioning references will be provided by the industry-standard HiPAP 502 SSBL system, which only requires the installation of one hull-mounted transducer and one subsea transponder to establish a three-dimensional transponder position.Kongsberg’s combined positioning and

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