High-strength tow cables

Use highly specialised steel wire, giving exceptional yield strength and high degree of corrosion resistance

Blended acquisition - the untapped potential

Marine blended acquisition is an emerging acquisition technology that promises significant benefits in terms of improved sampling, faster acquisition and reduced costs. Thomas Elboth, Margherita Maraschini and Richard Dyer discuss

Subsea productivity advances using 3D sonar technology

Gareth Simpson looks at the advantages of 3D sonar technology.

Drive upgrade enhances thruster performance

Upgrade improves the effectiveness and local ability of the ship board maintenance teams

Investment and collaborations drive hydrographic survey companies

Eugene McCarthy reports on how survey companies are investing heavily in new equipment and implementing strategic alliances in order to remain competitive

Improvements for positioning subsea vehicles

iSURVEY will be using SPRINT to support a wide variety of multi-beam seabed surveys using deep-rated ROVs

Drive upgrade enhances thruster performance on seismic survey vessels

Upgrade improves the effectiveness and local ability of the ship board maintenance teams

ROVs enter the seismic market

Electric ROVs have seen a major shift in both size and work capability

Umbilicals and electromechanical cables

Highly engineered umbilicals, electromechanical cables, synthetic rope and steel cable solutions for use in harsh environments

Air gun umbilical systems

Many seismic survey companies operate air gun umbilical systems obtained from a variety of manufacturers and find it increasingly difficult to maintain or repair them

Internal and external inspection of submerged pipelines

Pipelines are used throughout the world to transport various substances, such as natural gas and oil, over long distances. While pipelines run both over land and sea, Thomas Petersson will focus on submerged pipelines.

Navigation system which uses ring laser technology

Navigation system which uses ring laser technology

Mid-span cable attachment provides superior holding strength and bend protection

Towing multiple seismic arrays in the search for oil requires a reliable, high-strength, mid-span attachment point for paravanes and floats

The future is on the sea floor

Dr Chris Walker argues that the oil industry is about to witness a paradigm shift in the utilisation of both re-deployable and permanently installed ocean bottom data.

Panama canal expansion

Ron Kaufmann reports on geophysical investigation along critical portions of the expansion route for the Panama Canal

Deep electromagnetic imaging: from invention to ‘big-three’ adoption in less than a decade

Ken Feather explains how the application of deep EM imaging for detection of hydrocarbons has created a completely new service industry.

Advanced multibeam sonar with equi-distant beamforming

SeaBat 7125 delivers significant survey quality improvements along with time and cost savings for many types of sea operations.

Is peak oil good news or bad for hydro and seismic operators?

Evidence suggests the world is rapidly approaching ‘peak oil’. Output is already shrinking. David Strahan as what this will mean for hydro and seismic operators



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