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New Tech Aids US Navy Mapping

event held at Southern Mississippi’s Marine Research Center, has resulted in improved maritime domain awareness for the US Navy, and demonstrates the value of federal investments in private-sector research, development and commercialization efforts.RAMMS is based on Areté’s Pushbroom Imaging Littoral Lidar System (PILLS), an airborne seabed mapping capability developed through a US Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. One of the primary yet challenging goals of SBIR programs is transferring the benefits of federally funded innovations to the private sector. Areté

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CGG Grows Middle East Footprint

Regional Geoscience Center in Abu Dhabi.The company, which noted it is seeing a high level of activity across the region, said its existing Abu Dhabi center has almost doubled in size to welcome the arrival of a team of geoscience experts in key technical disciplines to complement its existing seismic imaging and geoscience software teams.Clients can now enjoy local access to experienced carbonate sedimentologists, structural geologists and petrophysicists, as well as reservoir engineering and geomechanics experts from CGG’s Robertson Geology and Reservoir Sciences teams. In addition, CGG has Seismic

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Polarcus Signs MOU with ARGAS

expertise in land, transition zone and shallow water seismic data acquisition and associated data processing. Together, the firms will work to identify opportunities and execute projects in the MENA region.“Leveraging the core strengths and capabilities of both parties will deliver enhanced imaging and a reduced exploration cycle to E&P companies in the region,” said Duncan Eley, Polarcus, CEO

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Searcher Completes Northern Basins Study

and finally a summary of Play Concepts.Simon Crellin, Sales Director for Searcher Seismic, said the Northern Basins of Papua New Guinea have piqued the interest of Oil & Gas companies focused on exploration in frontier basins.“For the first time, modern seismic data has unveiled detailed imaging of the subsurface within the Northern Basins and this study compliments this seismic data by providing a comprehensive geological understanding of the region, with several plays types identified.”“The potential for this region is significant, with the study providing new light on basins

3D visualization of an interpreted horizon (Base of Salt) from the Santos Basin, Brazil (File image: CGG)

Seabed Geosolutions to Perform Santos Basin Survey

to deliver exceptional data quality. The survey data, which will be used to inform the area’s subsurface, will be acquired over an area of significant discoveries.”Seabed Geosolutions is a joint venture between Fugro and CGG. It collects geophysical data on the seabed through an array of imaging technologies for oil and gas companies, focused on the development and production phases of their fields

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A Seismic Shift Towards Quieter Surveys

exists. If we could reduce the region of impact to potentially to the size of source itself, we could greatly improve seismic surveys around the world,” says Feltham.Additional benefits include greater control over the sound energy - being able to create specific signatures, potentially improving imaging and enabling multi-source surveys. No longer using compressed air also means the source isn’t limited by being connected with umbilicals, enabling dispersed source arrays, to cover greater areas.There’s still work to be done, working with environmental regulations in different countries

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Greater Castberg Survey Wraps Up

quarter of 2019 and covered existing and newly awarded licenses in addition to open acreage with several play models in multiple geological layers.The acquisition configuration included an industry-first ultra-wide source separation of 300 meters, CGG said.The company said its TopSeis acquisition and imaging technology, which combines a source-over-spread configuration with advanced imaging technology to deliver vastly increased near offset coverage, will enable clients to delineate shallow-to-intermediate depth targets in the Barents Sea, which are not resolved by conventional methods.Processing is

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#Oi2020 History

objects just beneath the surface of the ocean floor. The laser line scan sonar uses a laser to illuminate the target and "take a picture" in the same way that a camera uses a flash. Its narrow beam allows images to be acquired a distances three to four times that possible with conventional imaging systems. Cmdr. Whitten and 16 scientists and engineers from the Navy's Coastal Systems Station accompanying and operating the equipment when it arrives in Canada. The system consists of more than 54,000 lbs. of gear and requires two U.S. Air Force C-17s to carry it and its accompanying

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TSR Obtains Magnetometer to Aid in Treasure Hunting

we have researched, we have a good chance of finding it.“In fact, a mag is one of the main tools that archaeologists routinely use when searching for or around shipwrecks. We do so because some of the shipwrecks are so broken up and buried that they can be extremely difficult to find with side-imaging sonar, which is another useful device that treasure salvors often use in their work.“Our mag has two add-ons, which I believe will be extremely important to TSR’s expected success. It has a sensor that measures the depth that the mag is being towed below the surface and an altimeter

Kraken’s KATFISH high speed Synthetic Aperture Sonar towfish will be used to acquire ultra-high definition seabed images and bathymetry during the OceanVision project. (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken Launches OceanVision Project

Starting in late September, Kraken Robotic Systems will deploy its sensors and unmanned underwater platforms to conduct ultra-high definition seabed imaging and mapping on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and other areas of Atlantic Canada, as part of the initial phase of its $20 million OceanVision project.Kraken’s OceanVision is a three-year project to develop new marine technologies and products to enable an underwater data acquisition and analytics as a service business. Through OceanVision, Kraken aims to accelerate its strategy from sensors and system sales to becoming an integrated provider

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