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The UK North Sea seabed survey – CGG's largest ever – is partly funded by supermajor BP (File photo: BP)

CGG Announces Largest Ever Seabed Survey

program."In the Central North Sea, where complex salt diapirism has created significant challenges to imaging deeper reservoir targets, this new survey, with its long-offset, full-azimuth coverage and good low-frequency signal in a shallow water environment, together with CGG’s advanced imaging technology, will provide a step-change in seismic image and reservoir characterization quality," the company said.Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said, “We are pleased to initiate this exciting new OBN program which will deliver unprecedented industry insight and lead to a step-change in development

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Greater Castberg Survey Wraps Up

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 now ongoing

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

The Mad Dog platform (File photo: BP)

CGG: Imaging Innovation at Mad Dog

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 derivation, provided this improvement in imaging

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First Ex-certified Portable Infrared and HD Camera

A new peripheral device provides HD digital and thermal imaging technology for inspections and maintenance in potentially hazardous areas.With the Cube 800, the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom is launching the first portable and explosion-proof infrared and HD video camera for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1. ecom developed and distributes the Cube 800 in cooperation with Librestream.In combination with the intrinsically safe ecom smartphone series Smart-Ex or tablet series Tab-Ex, workers can remotely control the camera, view HD video and thermal imaging, or capture and annotate pictures or recordings from a safe

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

CGG Kicks off OBN Survey in US Gulf

, CEO, Seabed Geosolutions, said, “We are excited to embark on our first OBN project with CGG over the highly prospective Mississippi Canyon area using our proven CASE Abyss node technology. The survey will combine our expertise in ocean bottom seismic operations with CGG’s advanced OBN imaging technology and experience.&rdquo

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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

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CGG and TGS Partner for Greater Castberg Survey

;Johansen added, “The area calls for high-technology solutions, and a tailor-made solution for this area is created in close collaboration with the clients and within the JV.”The survey will be acquired and processed with the latest developments of CGG’s TopSeis acquisition and imaging technology.“Our unique TopSeis solution combines an innovative source-over-spread acquisition geometry with CGG’s advanced imaging technology,” said Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG. “This unique solution enables our clients to delineate shallow-to-intermediate depth targets in the Barents

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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

Location map for CGG’s rich-azimuth survey north-west of the Shetland Isles.
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CGG Deploys Two Vessels for Survey NW of Shetland

the volcanic intrusions and shallow unconformities present in the area. Two vessels, the Oceanic Vega and the Geo Caribbean, are being deployed. Each vessel operates triple sources using simultaneous source technology.The data will be processed in depth using CGG’s state-of-the-art broadband imaging technology, including advanced de-blending and Full-Waveform Inversion velocity modeling. The final data will be available in mid-2019

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