NCS Survey Acquires SRD Survey Division

NCS Survey Ltd and Halma PLC have signed Heads of Agreement to transfer the Survey Operations Department of Sonar Research and Development (SRD) to NCS Survey. This leaves SRD (a division of Tritech) to concentrate on the development and manufacture of 3D visualisation systems while NCS Survey will take on SRDs existing and future survey projects.     NCS Survey is the leading independent survey contractor specialising in survey and subsea positioning to both the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy Sectors.   Andy Gray, NCS Chief Executive, stated "The addition of the SRD team, the high-specification multi-beam sonars and... (read more)
2009-10-13 01:30:11

Fugro Survey Expands Geohazard Survey Vessel Fleet

Fugro will acquire the vessel KV Tromsø from Kystvaktskipet Tromsø of Norway. This vessel will be converted initially for acoustic pipeline inspection survey operations and will be ready for deployment in May 2007. It was built in 1997 and is currently serving as a Norwegian Coastguard vessel. This acquisition is part of Fugro’s ongoing policy to partly replace, modernise and expand its fleet of seabed survey vessels. KV Tromsø will be renamed and will be operated by Fugro Survey Ltd of Aberdeen, increasing the UK/Norwegian operated geohazard survey vessel fleet to five units. The vessel will be equipped to a... (read more)
2007-02-08 11:35:45

Survey And Positioning Contract for Utec Survey

UTEC Survey Asia (Singapore) has received a contract award from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) to supply survey and positioning services in Turkmenistan. UTEC Survey will support the MMHE-Technip JV installation of a 7,000mT Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and topside floatover. The work is scheduled to take place in fourth quarter 2010. In addition to providing positioning services for the structures, UTEC will deploy precise motion and environmental sensors in order to provide real-time monitoring during the installation. Sean Fowler, Managing Director of UTEC Survey Asia, commented that this contract represents a key milestone in UTEC Survey's service record.... (read more)
2010-11-15 10:44:35

Survey Suite for New German Survey Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has been awarded the contract to supply a survey suite to a vessel currently under construction and for use by a consortium of German universities. The universities are the first to specify the 0.5º x 1º configuration of the EM122 multibeam echo sounder system.       The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro-acoustic aspects of the new-build survey vessel ‘Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff’ (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV Sonne, the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities. The EM122 is a field-proven and... (read more)
2012-12-18 09:54:11

Enhanced Port Survey Operations

Marine and engineering company Tyne and Wear Marine (TWM, UK) has used Tritech’s StarFish 990F for a survey of the dock wall on the Tyne River in Newcastle during a port survey and inspection project. Operators at TWM captured clear and representative images of the dock wall. In post processing, the operators were then able to overlay the data onto a photographic image of the dock walls. StarFish Seabed Imaging Systems use the latest in advanced CHIRP (Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse) acoustic technology and digital-signal-processing (DSP) techniques to offer greater image clarity and range resolution compared to conventional fixed-frequency... (read more)
2012-06-12 04:56:39

Offshore Survey Registration Open

The Offshore Survey 09 conference will be held alongside Ocean Business 2009 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton from 1 to 2 April 2009. The conference features two days of technical presentations focusing on the essential sciences and data management critical to any offshore exploration or development project: from the first requirement of precise positioning to the acquisition and processing of geophysical data below the seabed and wider.   "The impact of dramatic oil price swings on the global Ocean Industry business make Offshore Survey 09 extremely timely. Over two days the OS09 Conference programme includes papers on market opportunities,... (read more)
2009-01-08 10:44:27

Pipeline Survey with Acoustics

Directional Sub-bottom Profiler and Hydrophone Array
A method is presented which greatly increases the efficiency of pipeline survey using sediment echo sounder. These surveys are mostly done sailing cross courses; adding receiving directionality, a course can be sailed along the pipeline. This means 100% inspection of pipe coverage can be obtained in far less time than that required for cross-sailing survey. The receiving element is an array of sixteen hydrophones with optimal signal processing (Kalman filtering). The position and orientation of the transmitting transducer and receiving hydrophone array are also estimated, optimally using a Global Position System and a Motion Reference Unit. A sediment echo-sounder transducer... (read more)
2007-05-09 12:00:00

Red Sea Survey Results

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia General Commission for Survey (GCS) and Fugro have collaborated to survey the Red Sea Coast, north of the city of Jeddah (Shib Nazar to Shib Al-Kabir), in a merged Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) and Multi Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) survey for use in national charting. Field work elements of the survey were completed in just over three months and were predominantly conducted to IHO S44 Order 1a, 1b and Order 2 in depths of up to 650m. The survey area extended over 4000sq kms of complex and shallow reef areas and coastal margins as well... (read more)
2010-12-14 01:47:24

Mareano Survey Completed

MMT (Marin Mätteknik, Sweden) was awarded the 2011 Mareano survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey commenced in April and was finished in August 2011. It included bathymetric data acquisition and processing in the Nordland VI area of the Norwegian Sea, west of Bodø, Norway.     The area that was surveyed covered roughly 9,000 sq km and varied between approx. 200 and 1,200 metres in depth. The assignment was conducted by the MMT Survey vessel Franklin, length 56 metres, equipped with a Kongsberg EM710 multi-beam echo sounder.   The aim of the Mareano programme is to fill in... (read more)
2011-08-30 11:54:15

Hyundai Awards Huizhou Survey

China Offshore Thales GeoSolutions (COTG), a fifty-fifty joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and Thales GeoSolutions in the Asia Pacific Region, has been awarded the survey contract for the Huizhou 19-3/2/1 development project by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HHI). The estimated US$ 1.2m contract will see Thales involved in performing pre-installation surveys, using both analogue geophysics and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), pipeline and structures installation support. The pre-installation survey phase will begin in October and run for an estimated four weeks. The pipeline and structures installation phase is expected to commence in March 2004 and run... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00
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