Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic acquisition project over the greater Angostura field in shallow waters, offshore Trinidad for BHP, and a 4D OBN project for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company. The combined awards are valued at about US$60 million.
The 225sq km Trinidad project will start in Q1 2018, and will use Seabed Geosolutions’ latest node handling solutions deployed by ROV. These subsea systems were developed together with Fugro. BHP’s plans for development in the area require a step-change in seismic quality, which can only be provided by OBN data.
The 4D OBN monitor project in the Bonga field offshore Nigeria will use Seabed Geosolutions’ Hugin Explorer vessel equipped with CASE Abyss nodes and will commence in the first quarter of 2018.
Seabed Geosolutions is a joint venture between Fugro and CGG. It collects geophysical data on the seabed through an array of imaging technologies for oil and gas companies, focused on the development and production phases of oil and gas fields.