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Jason Gillham (left) and Chris Gilson with one of 2G Robotic’s latest RECON line of payloads for light, modular AUVs.

Founding CEO Gillham Steps Down at 2G Robotics

of directors and to parent company Sonardyne Group during the leadership transition period. Chris Gilson, 2G Robotics’ Product Development Manager, will take over as Acting General Manager.Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Ontario, Canada, 2G Robotics is a leader in mobile scanning and imaging technologies that improve the speed and accuracy of subsea inspection using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and manned-submersibles.Under Gillham’s leadership, the company pioneered the use of lasers to generate high-density point clouds that help identify

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LOC Offering 3D Digital Inspections

or insurer, compare the condition of the asset to a previous point in time and integrate data from inspection surveys into existing client asset management software.David Braendler, LOC Digital Director, said, “Our ability to rapidly generate highly accurate 3D asset models, using the latest imaging technologies available, will enable the industry to make much more informed decisions on onshore or offshore assets than ever before. This will significantly de-risk decision making for the maritime, renewables and construction sectors.”Jonathan Britain, LOC Digital Director, said, “Whilst

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

Seabed Geosolutions to Perform Santos Basin Survey

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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AML MVP to Augment NSCC’s Seafloor Mapping

Ocean Mapping Technologies, will be leading the project. “The MVP was chosen as it offers industry tried and tested hardware for real-time sound velocity profiler (SVP) data collection during ocean floor mapping surveys,” he says. “It has the potential for integration of seafloor imaging technologies such as camera and lights.”Ground validation surveys are costly and time-consuming. Conducted after multibeam surveys to collect information on seafloor characteristics, they are typically designed with a modest number of camera stations which provide limited spatial coverage. Development

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

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 Advanced

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

, 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 range of localized near-surface

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CGG Begins Seismic Survey off SE Australia

ago and there is still tremendous opportunity for new discoveries and developments.   Mark Richards, Senior Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said, “CGG sees the Gippsland Basin as an exciting opportunity to show how its leading-edge seismic imaging technologies can enable the industry to breathe new life into a mature basin. With its well established infrastructure and under-developed resources, we believe this high-end reprocessing project has the potential to regenerate the basin and offer a solution to the projected shortfall in Australia&rsquo

New M-WAZ Multiclient Reimaging Program in Central U.S. Gulf of Mexico

TGS, Schlumberger reimaging central GOM

prolific area. Customers have shown great interest and we are confident that this project will afford them a competitive advantage in the upcoming lease rounds and ahead of the large block turnover.” The custom-processing workflow for this project will include a number of newly developed imaging technologies including 3D WAZ de-ghosting; 3D surface related multiple elimination (SRME); common offset RTM gather (COR) and image-guided tomography; and orthorhombic anisotropy velocity modelling. During the reprocessing, geoscientists will update the salt interpretation and add input from the latest

Thierry Boyer (selfie) and Deep Trekker ROV above the HMS Erebus wreck. (© Parks Canada)

All Hands on Deck: ROVs and AUVs Aid Search for Franklin

Deep Trekker’s ROV for future surveys. When combined with the purpose-built inertial motion unit and finely-tuned thrusters this allowed underwater archaeologists to remotely access and document previously hidden recesses of HMS Erebus.   “Externally we are using a cluster of 3D imaging technologies that really stand to revolutionize underwater archaeology, digital stereo photogrammetry being one of the most obvious. So, photogrammetric documentation and underwater laser scanning techniques were and will be used, where we worked closely with a company called 2G Robotics. They developed

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