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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.

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

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

Quality-controlled positioning for seismic operations

GNSS positioning systems provide seismic users with a precision ranging from a few metres down to decimeter levels

And you thought it was all to do with seaweed

Today, weather forecasting is a global business, honed in a variety of different ways depending on the application required by the client. Jeremey Cresswell reports

Meeting the ongoing industry skills shortage

As the oil and gas industry is predicted to grow over the next four years, the industry finds itself in a situation where it is already dangerously short of suitably skilled personnel. Barrie Youds reports

Seismic power sources

Three new seismic power sources; the CSP-D and CSP-P with their special dual voltage output and the CSP-S, a compact ‘all in one’ 6000 Joule power source

Improved reservoir recovery through combined use of seismic and EM measurements

Edwin Danson looks at the impact of upgrades in improved real-time positioning accuracy.

Multipurpose ROV support vessel

Vessel had been performing electromagnetic offshore exploration in the Barents Sea, operating from Hammerfest in Northern Norway

Saab Seaeye expands ROV production

Custom-built facilities have been integrated into the new building, including production cells and dedicated test areas

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