Hydrographic News


CGG Kicks Off Northern North Sea Survey

Aug 27, 2020

CGG, a France-based provider of seismic data for oil and gas exploration and production, has kicked off a new multi-client 3D survey in the Northern North Sea. The survey will provide a second azimuth over CGG’s existing Northern Viking Graben…

TDI-Brooks' New Vessel Completes Its First Projects

Jul 22, 2020

TDI-Brooks’ newest vessel R/V Miss Emma McCall has recently completed its first projects for the U.S.-based marine data acquisition services company on behalf of Total and Cairn Energy offshore Mexico. TDI-Brooks has the vessel on a long-term bare-boat charter from Cameron Offshore Boats…

Geo Ranger Survey Vessel Passes Sea Trials

Jun 18, 2020

The hydrographic survey vessel Geo Ranger has this week successfully passed sea trials on the river Ems, the Dutch Shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander said Thursday.'In presence of the client Geo Plus, surveyors of Bureau Veritas and various commissioning engineers of Kongsberg and Alewijnse…

Using High Res 3D Meshes for improved Shape Reconstuction of Marine Survey Data

Jun 16, 2020

When using dense, high-precision survey data, the method for management and visualization of the data can have a large impact on the final decision making process. This is an important factor when accurate shape reconstruction is required, as…

iXblue, ThayerMahan in Unmanned Surface Vessel Pact

Mar 10, 2020

ThayerMahan, a company specializing in autonomous maritime security solutions has partnered up with iXblue, a company specializing in navigation, acoustic positioning, and underwater imaging.The two companies are teaming up to provide unmanned…

Ocean Infinity Wraps 'First in Industry' Survey Offshore Angola

Mar 04, 2020

Marine robotics and offshore survey specialist Ocean Infinity, has completed a survey contract with the French oil major Total, in Angola, achieving what it describes as a first such survey in the industry.'The project was the first time that geophysical…

Furgo Backs Australia’s Hydrographic Program

Feb 26, 2020

The Australian Government has selected Fugro to join the HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP) to increase Australia’s hydrographic industry capability.The panel of industry partners was chosen as part of a long-term strategy to ensure safe shipping routes…

Kongsberg Sells HUGIN AUV System to NIOT

Feb 20, 2020

Norwegian technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN AUV System to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India.According to a statement from Kongsberg Maritime India…

CGG Readies Offshore Mozambique Seismic Survey

Feb 04, 2020

French seismic player CGG has completed the final 3D PSDM seismic dataset from its recent 15,400-sq km (5,946-sq mi) multi-client survey of the outer Zambezi Delta in the Mozambique basin.The ultramodern data was acquired over blocks Z5-C and…

Polarcus Seismic Vessel Refit Completed

Jan 30, 2020

Portugal’s Navalrocha shipyard said it has completed a multimillion-euro repair and refit project for Dubai-based marine geophysical company Polarcus.The drydock project which completed in January 2020 involved a broad package of work to the…

USV Completes Greater Gabbard Survey

Jan 22, 2020

A vessel remotely operated from shore performed survey work for a wind farm in the sea off Suffolk, UK, reportedly marking a first for the offshore wind sector.The XO-450 unmanned surface vessel (USV), owned and operated by XOCEAN, carried out…

NOAA Awards 5-yr Hydrographic Gig to Fugro

Dec 17, 2019

Geo-data specialist Fugro has been awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services in the US.Dutch multinational…

Ocean Infinity Mobilizes Normand Frontier

Nov 15, 2019

Subsea technology and data company Ocean Infinity announced the launch of its third vessel, Normand Frontier. The vessel has now been mobilized, having been signed on a three-year year charter with the Norwegian ship owner Solstad Offshore, in December 2018…

SeaBird Wins New OBN Survey

Nov 11, 2019

Norwegian seismic company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for the exclusive provision of source vessel services for an ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.The survey will take place in the Eastern Hemisphere, said the global provider…

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