Fugro awarded three-year positioning contract for seismic fleet

December 8, 2015  - By

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its seismic vessel fleet. PGS is a leading global provider of marine seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, imaging, reservoir services and multi-client library data.

Fugro, provider of precise satellite positioning to the offshore oil and gas industry, will supply PGS vessels with a number of independent GNSS. These systems include Fugro’s recently launched Starfix.G4 — a commercial GNSS service to utilize all available GNSS systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou), giving sub-decimeter accuracy — and Starfix.G2+, a global service offering centimeter accuracy in both position and height.

In addition to precise vessel positioning, PGS will benefit from a new generation of positioning technology for their seismic sources and tailbuoys. Meeting the high demand for robustness and quality in the offshore industry, this proactive technology provides independent decimeter and centimeter positions and heights for remote (seismic source and tailbuoy) operations.

Cerys James, vice president technical at PGS, remarked, ”Reliable, precise positioning technology is essential for modern seismic operations. The solution supplied by Fugro will ensure our entire fleet has highly accurate vessel positioning, along with precise source and streamer positioning.”

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