Sercel and BGP have launched GPR, a new ocean bottom node (OBN).
Meeting industry demand for flexibility, GPR nodes can be deployed by either remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or node-on-a-rope (NOAR).
GPR’s design incorporates an optional acoustic transponder to optimize operations and the 3C MEMS and hydrophone to record high-fidelity data.
The scope of this latest partnership between BGP and Sercel included the joint development of this new ocean bottom node solution and the completion of sea trials.
Gou Liang, BGP CEO, said: “Technological innovation is one of BGP’s core values. BGP has always championed new technology development for the mutual benefit of our global partners. For this OBN technology cooperation with Sercel, both parties complemented each other to deliver a superior product while strengthening a stable and cooperative relationship. Additionally, this cooperation will contribute to the long-term development of both companies and deliver high-quality OBN services for our clients.”
Pascal Rouiller, Sercel CEO, said: “As a long-term partner, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to collaborate with BGP on this innovative node-based GPR solution for seabed seismic exploration and field development. Sercel’s state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing excellence are key factors in helping to position BGP amongst the major players in the ocean bottom node acquisition market.”