Dynamic Positioning Call for Papers

The Dynamic Positioning (DP) Committee of the Marine Technology Society has announced the date of the 2011 Conference and issued a Call for Papers. Those interested in presenting papers are invited to submit abstracts online through the website by 15th April 2011.   The Technical Committee has published a list of proposed sessions and topics which can be downloaded. However, all abstracts of interest covering non commercial aspects of DP and its application will be considered.   The Annual Conference will be held in Houston at the Westchase Hilton 11th to 12th October 2011. An optional workshop on Operational Issues... (read more)
2011-02-15 12:26:55

Polarcus Positioning Contract For Veripos

Veripos has been awarded a master services contract by Polarcus, a Dubai-based 3D seismic survey company, for supply of high-precision positioning services and equipment in support of a new advanced fleet of Ulstein-designed vessels. Under the contract, Veripos will provide each of four new Polarcus vessels with a combination of its Ultra Precise Point Positioning global service for decimetre-level accuracies together with LD2-G2 integrated mobile receivers and Verify QC software for real-time monitoring and quality control.The first two 12-streamer vessels, Polarcus Nadia and Polarcus Naila, are already operating in the North Sea. Polarcus Asima, the world's first true Arctic-ready 12-streamer... (read more)
2010-08-26 10:34:50

Subsea Positioning Solutions for Seatronics

Seatronics will take delivery of a full suite of subsea positioning solutions worth more than EUR1.4 million from iXBlue. The procurement includes a number of GAPS pre-calibrated USBL systems, PHINS subsea and ROVINS Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) together with a quantity of Generation 4 OCTANS subsea gyros. All these systems incorporate iXBlue’s maintenance-free Fibre Optic Gyro (FOG) technology. Since the introduction of GAPS in the offshore industry more than 6 years ago, operators have been impressed by the accuracy, reliability and portability of this innovative system which combines acoustic positioning and inertial navigation technologies. GAPS is designed for high-accuracy tracking... (read more)
2012-03-30 12:00:00

Veritas Positioning Contract for Veripos

Houston-based Veritas Geophysical Company has appointed Veripos of Aberdeen as primary positioning provider for its entire worldwide fleet of seismic survey vessels under a multi-million US dollar contract covering a two-year period with options for future extension. Under the contract, Veripos will provide continuous high-precision positioning via its Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service as well as its independent multi-station single-frequency Standard and dual-frequency Standard Plus Differential GPS network facilities via fully redundant global networks and multiple delivery satellites. The proprietary services ensure optimum reliability and precision with those for DGPS being fully compatible with most types of GPS receiver... (read more)
2006-04-18 12:00:00

Neptune Marine Services Positioning Contract

Veripos, UK, has been awarded a three-year exclusive contract by Neptune Marine Services (NMS) of Perth, Western Australia, for provision of services in support of its worldwide operations involving engineering solutions carried out on behalf of oil and gas, marine and renewable energy concerns. The contract covers the provision of Veripos’s Standard GPS augmentation service in addition to its Ultra and Apex2 precise point positioning facilities, the latter using both GPS and Glonass constellations. All three services will in turn be supported by Veripos’s Verify QC processing software for real-time and post-processing assessment of data. Neptune, one of Australia’s subsea... (read more)
2012-08-24 11:41:32

Bergen Oilfield Extends Positioning Contract

Veripos has been awarded an extension to its existing master services contract with Bergen Oilfield Services (BOS), one of Norway's principal seismic survey contractors operating worldwide. The extended contract covers continuing supply of a complete range of positioning services and equipment for BOS's three specialist seismic exploration vessels, BOS Angler, BOS Arctic and BOS Atlantic. Utilising Veripos' Ultra Precise Point Positioning service for decimetre-level accuracies supported by Verify-QC software for real-time monitoring and quality control of positioning data, each vessel is also equipped with Veripos LD2-G2 integrated mobile receiver systems.Supported by Veripos GNSS positioning, BOS has recently completed a 10,000km... (read more)
2010-03-18 09:50:07

Three Year Rig Positioning Contract

Fugro Survey (Perth, Australia) has been awarded Woodside Energy’s three year rig positioning contract. Fugro has held Woodside’s rig positioning contract since 1995. During this time it has built an impressive record of providing rig positioning and ancillary services for in excess of 170 rigs moves, all with no Lost Time Incidents. (read more)
2012-11-29 09:22:44

TerraStar Positioning for Dredging Operations

DEME, Belgium, has commissioned TerraStar GNSS’s TerraStar-D Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service to support the worldwide near-shore operations of its multifunctional fleet of dredgers and auxiliary vessels. Operating in conjunction with Septentrio AsteRx2eL GNSS positioning and AsteRx2eH heading receivers, the TerraStar-D service will provide DEME’s vessel fleet with seamless high-precision decimetre-level accuracies using a combination of GPS and Glonass satellites to ensure faster levels of convergence and high update rates in the most demanding environments. Selection of the specialist service follows extensive trials under the auspices of DEME’s Survey Department during which recurring real-time accuracies were also shown to be... (read more)
2013-02-01 12:00:00

MTEM Positioning Contract for Veripos

MTEM of Edinburgh has awarded Veripos a three-year contract for provision of precise GNSS positioning services in support of its worldwide offshore operations.   Initial work under the contract has already begun, with MTEM claiming significant results for an investigative project in the North Sea aboard Northern Lighthouse Board's tender vessel, NLV Pole Star, for which Veripos provided LD2-G2 integrated mobile units in support of its Ultra decimetre-accuracy precise point positioning service.   The contract is the latest of a series to have been awarded to Veripos for its global positioning services following similar long-term agreements recently concluded with leading... (read more)
2007-08-06 03:33:36

Major Savings Through Acoustic Positioning

CSA International Inc, an environmental survey company working in the Gulf of Mexico, has become the first organisation in the world to purchase a new ‘calibration-free' acoustic positioning system launched by Sonardyne International Ltd. The GyroUSBL (see image) integrates Sonardyne's Lodestar Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) and sixth generation (6G) Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) transceiver into a single unit and was shown to offer operational benefits during a deepwater ROV survey carried out earlier this summer.   Most USBL positioning systems need to undergo a calibration process to determine the precise alignment offsets between the acoustic transceiver and the vessel's... (read more)
2011-08-23 02:55:01
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