Imaging News

Fugro, AGI Sell Seep Data off Canada

Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore east coast Canada.The data were acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018), both situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland.The data packages are being licensed by Fugro and include multibeam echo sounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses, Fugro said, adding that

(Photo: Andrew Edwards, Kraken Robotics)

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

.The three-year, $20 million project is being spearheaded by Kraken subsidiary Kraken Robotic Systems and is focused on the development of new technologies and products to enable an underwater robotics data acquisition and data analytics as a turnkey service solution for ultra-high definition seafloor imaging, mapping and analytics, including simultaneous acquisition of ocean environmental and marine habitat data.In a big boost for the project, it was recently announced that the initiative will receive up to $5.9 million from the Ocean Supercluster, subject to, among other things, finalizing additional

3D photogrammetry Imagery of the stern section of the USS S-28 lost 75 years ago on July 4th, 1944.

US Navy Sub Discovery Validated

The U.S. Navy recently validated the identity of a submarine shipwreck that was discovered in 2017 after being missing for nearly 75 years. Utilizing advanced imaging technology, Ocean Explorer Tim Taylor and his "Lost 52 Expedition Team" officially discovered the final resting place for the 49 Sailors of the long-lost U.S. submarine S-28 (SS-133) in ultra deep water off Oahu, Hawaii. July 4, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the loss of the submarine, which was conducting exercises at the time she disappeared."The discovery of the USS S-28 as part of my 'Lost 52 Project

(File photo: Shearwater Geoservices)

Shearwater Kicks Off Survey for KrisEnergy

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 of development drilling for first oil.Approximately 1,000 square kilometers will be acquired over a large prospective area in the southwest portion of the concession area, which has been sparsely

Dr. Gary Borstad (Photo credit: Kevin Murnaghan)

Borstad Receives Val Shaw Memorial Award

. He began using an airborne spectrometer in 1978 to map solar-stimulated fluorescence from phytoplankton with Dr. Jim Gower at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He and the Borstad team later helped design and develop the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager and have since worked with six generations of imaging spectrometers.Dr. Borstad’s work began with marine, fisheries and ecological applications but has also included vessel detection, ice, forestry, agriculture, mining, military and security applications with many advanced sensors. Under his leadership, Borstad Associates built its own high resolution

Sandia National Laboratories researchers use crawling robots and drones with infrared cameras to look for hidden wind blade damage to keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy. (Photo: Randy Montoya)

New Tech for Wind Blade Inspections

down a wind blade, like someone mowing a lawn. On-board cameras provide real-time, high-fidelity images to detect surface damage, as well as small demarcations that may signal larger, subsurface damage. While moving, the robot also uses a wand to scan the blade for damage using phased array ultrasonic imaging.The scanner works much like the ultrasound machines used by doctors to see inside bodies, except in this case it detects internal damage to blades by sending back a series of signals. Changes in these ultrasonic signatures can be automatically analyzed to indicate damage.Sandia Senior Scientist

Photo: Teledyne

GOT: Comes to Life Using Teledyne Lidar

Imaging hardware and software from Teledyne Optech helped enable 3D spatial data acquisition and visual effects for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.  A team, led by Vektra d.o.o. of Croatia, utilized Teledyne’s lidar (light detection and ranging) technology to create a detailed 3D representation of the old city of Dubrovnik, the model for the fictional city of King’s Landing.Lidar is becoming increasingly popular for creating realistic computer-generated imagery (CGI) and visual special effects. Traditionally, lidar has been used for mapping and in construction, civil

The Mad Dog platform (File photo: BP)

CGG: Imaging Innovation at Mad Dog

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over the Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.Fast access to high-quality images was critical to BP and partners in modifying and optimizing the ongoing drilling program.Through continued investment in imaging technology and supercomputing capacity, CGG said it was able to reduce project cycle time by almost half while delivering improved subsalt images. Ocean-bottom nodes (OBN) seismic data combined with full-waveform inversion (FWI), for velocity model

Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Inks First Deal for HUGIN Superior

. A redesigned processing toolchain reduces the time-to-data and provides full featured in mission processing capabilities. The AUV system also includes the de facto industry standard EM 2040 mkII multibeam echo sounder along with the latest generation of sensors for sub bottom profiling, optical imaging, laser profiling, magnetic sensing and water turbidity sensing. All payload and navigation data are stored on a swappable network attached storage (NAS) device with 10 gigabit Ethernet connectivity for the fastest possible access to the data after the mission.A new feature introduced with the HUGIN

NORBIT DCT – Hydrographic Survey Made Easy

the world from oceans and lakes to rivers, in-land reservoirs, port, channels and man-made basins. With the technology being easier and cheaper to use, the number of applications and use cases has increased dramatically in recent years. Especially an urgent need for integrated simple-to-use mapping and imaging hydrography technology has emerged in the transitional market of users of single-beam (or sidescan) to multibeam technology. That is driven by multibeam wide-coverage, high accuracy, high resolution and efficiency of survey.For the past years, NORBIT has been leading the manufacturing of ultra-high

(Photo: CGG)

CGG Wins Multi-year Processing Contract

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a processing contract by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), CGG announced on Tuesday.The French based geosciences company said it will perform high-end time and depth imaging of massive volumes of very high-spec data from what is believed to be the world’s largest ocean-bottom node (OBN) seismic survey to date.Starting in May 2019 – and for a period of at least five years, during the maximum seven-year contract period – CGG will process a minimum 20,000 square kilometers of high-density wide-azimuth

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