Dolphin Geophysical Newbuild Name

Dolphin Geophysical, Norway, has announced the name of vessel NB533 as M/V Polar Duchess. The vessel option expires on 1st November and it is highly likely the company is to exercise the option.     Good progress in the Factorias Volcano yard, Spain, safeguards a Q4 delivery ready for the North Sea season at the end Q1 2012.  She will be the sistership to the company's flagship vessel M/V Polar Duke.                           M/V Polar Duke is a purpose-built high-end 3D vessel, capable of towing fourteen streamers at 100 metre separation. Rigged with Sercel SSAS Sentinel streamers and an impressive... (read more)
2011-09-06 12:18:45

Geophysical Product Line Transfer

Teledyne Odom Hydrographic is currently receiving the transfer of the geophysical product line from its sister company Teledyne Benthos. This transfer will include Chirp III Sub Bottom Profiler, the new SIS-1725 sidescan and the C3D Underwater Imaging System. All new orders for Chirp III and SIS-1725 products will need to be placed with Teledyne Odom. Exisiting users of the system are assured of continued support. All systems sold by Benthos and still under factory warranty will be supported by Benthos. Odom and Benthos will collaborate to support legacy customers in need of spare parts and repairs. Odom feels that this... (read more)
2013-04-10 03:42:36

Navitus Bay Geophysical Survey

Following the success of the preliminary geotechnical coring programme in 2010, Fugro has successfully performed a detailed geophysical survey of Navitus Bay for Eneco Round 3 Development Ltd. Navitus Bay is to the west of the Isle of Wight and lies within Zone 7 of the Crown Estate’s Round 3 UK offshore wind farm zones. The Navitus Bay project involved surveying an area of more than 200 square kilometres and took around one month to execute. The aim of the survey was to acquire sufficient data to carry out the front-end engineering and design studies, and to gain a thorough... (read more)
2012-03-29 09:33:41

Geophysical Surveys in West Africa

Detailed marine geophysical surveys are considered a key element in the process of development and construction of new offshore ports and load-out facilities. Specifically, seismic data constitute an essential part as they can reveal many unknown factors. Due to the challenging environment in West Africa and the often very shallow water depths, it requires a flexible and versatile approach from a survey company. This article gives an overview of how this type of project is approached and some of the lessons we have learnt when performing marine geophysical surveys in shallow water in West Africa.<P> West Africa is rich inmineral... (read more)
2009-01-05 12:00:00

Geophysical Survey Support Offshore Australia

UTEC Survey Australia Pty has mobilised the 24-metre geophysical survey catamaran, MV Calypso Star, on a long term basis to support geophysical survey operations in North and North West Australia. The vessel is currently performing survey operations to Oil & Gas clients in the Timor Sea with expected completion in late August 2011 in Exmouth.     The Calypso Star is equipped with an array of geophysical survey equipment, including a high resolution R2Sonics multibeam echo sounder coupled with a DMS3-05 motion sensor, Edgetech 4200 Digital Side scan sonar, reflection seismic and onboard processing capabilities.   The vessel is currently... (read more)
2011-08-04 09:19:27

Mohican ROV for Geophysical Survey

MMT, headquartered in Sweden, has conducted seabed surveys for BKK Nett AS, Norway. This was the first time MMT used its Mohican ROV fully equipped for geophysical survey to produce a detailed design for the submarine cable route between Modalen and Kollsnes via Mongstad. BKK Nett AS contracted MMT for seabed surveys that were conducted in October and November 2012. The 420kV link between Modalen and Kollsnes is planned to be in operation within a few years with new subsea cables and overhead lines. The result from these surveys will assist BKK´s development of the final route planning. The seabed survey... (read more)
2012-12-03 10:22:26

Open Geophysical releases OpenCPS 3.0

Open Geophysical has released the OpenCPS 3.0 software platform delivering production seismic data processing for land and marine data. The 3.0 release brings processing capabilities spanning from field QC through PSTM imaging. New marine workflows include 3D SRME and Fourier-domain regularisation. New land workflows include crooked line support and FXY deconvolution for cross-spread gathers. The software infrastructure has been enhanced to support the industry's largest data volumes and computing systems. Open Geophysical was acquired by Dolphin Geophysical in 2012. Subsequently, Dolphin has installed OpenCPS 3.0 in its London processing centre and on its four vessels for onboard quality control and... (read more)
2013-04-05 05:05:00

Fugro Orders Geophysical Survey Vessel

Fugro has signed an agreement with ship designers and builders, Fr. Fassmer GMBH & Co. KG of Bremen (Germany), for the design and construction of a new geophysical survey vessel. It will be named the MV Fugro Searcher.   The suite of survey equipment will include EA600 single beam echo sounder, EM302 and EM3002 multibeam echo sounders, Edgetech dual frequency 4200 digital sidescan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, Hydroscience SeeMUX digital system, with a seismic source of up to 970 cu in firing into a 3000 solid digital streamer, and a HiPAP 500 USBL system.  The vessel will be fully networked... (read more)
2007-12-27 10:44:30

Dolphin Geophysical VP Multi-Client

Dolphin Geophysical, Norway, has named Ian Edwards vice-president Multi-Client Europea, Africa and Middle East (EAME). Ian is reporting to Tim Wells and he will manage the design, marketing and sales of multi-client 2D and 3D seismic surveys, in the EAME region initially.     Ian has experience from the oil and gas industry, with a career that has spanned over forty years. He started his career in 1970 with Philips Petroleum. In 1982 he became one of the initial team of JEBCO Seismic Ltd which was followed in 1992 by his move to Digicon Geophysical where he was responsible for... (read more)
2011-04-08 02:27:52

Dong Energy Geophysical Survey Assignment

Clinton will conduct a large geophysical scope of work for the Hornsea Project Three windfarm (as the company seeks to establish a more accurate geophysical baseline for the potential Project area). The area, is approximately 760 km² and is up to 150km offshore. DONG Energy’s Site Investigation project manager, Roland Gotfredsen, says to have awarded the contract to Clinton as they have provided the company with an interesting offer both in regards to technology, price and quality and thinking out of the box regarding the set-up of the survey. (read more)
2016-05-17 03:51:44
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