Together with our partner, BGP Arabia, Magseis has officially commenced operations on Saudi Aramco’s S78 project. Using our proprietary Marine Autonomous Seismic System (MASS), Magseis is deploying and operating one of the largest ocean bottom seismic receiver spreads ever deployed in a challenging area with water depths ranging from 1-1,000m combined with a complex seabed topography. The joint operation with BGP Arabia involves a large fleet of node handling vessels, source vessels and support vessels. Magseis’ Artemis Athene will deploy in water depths >20m with our highly efficient MASS technology and BGP Arabia will deploy Magseis’ MASS G2 Nodes in water depths <20m with shallow draft vessels.
The fully automated handling system significantly improve operational efficiency, reduce time required to complete OBS surveys and hence decrease overall acquisition costs. Complex survey design and with another record breaking deployment of 350km of cable in a rolling spread, Magseis continues to deliver on our promise to enable large scale OBS acquisition at step changing efficiencies and reduced costs to clients worldwide.
Bjørn Jensen, COO at Magseis, comment:
It is truly encouraging to see that Magseis are being awarded large scale and high profiled surveys due to our proven ability to operate successfully in complex and diverse set of areas and operating conditions. With the S78 project, Magseis is together with our partner, BGP Arabia, setting a new standard for large scale OBS projects. The mobilization period and initial deployment is successfully completed thanks to outstanding efforts from the crew and support organization and we look forward to the next phases of the project.
Read the press release about the project, released February 10th 2016