Seabed Geosolutions completes largest OBN project in Brazil

Source: press release, 6 November 2019

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, 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 their fields
Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, 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 their fields (photo: Fugro)

Seabed Geosolutions has completed the world’s largest deepwater proprietary 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

The survey, started in late 2018, covered the Buzios field, which lies in around 2,000 metres water depth. Utilising Seabed Geosolutions’ highly efficient Manta® ocean bottom node system and associated proprietary ROV deployment systems, the project successfully operated in a congested deepwater area and delivered significant node deployment efficiency gains. This is the fourth OBN survey completed by Seabed Geosolutions in Brazil.

“In close cooperation with Petrobras, we have completed the industry’s largest ever OBN survey, spanning more than 1,600 square kilometres, in this giant pre-salt field in the Santos Basin using our new Manta OBN technology,” says Stephan Midenet, CEO of Seabed Geosolutions. “This milestone is a testament to Seabed Geosolutions’ technology and expertise, and reinforces our position in Brazil, one of the world’s largest OBN markets. The data quality and efficiency gains that we delivered also validate our Manta OBN solution, which we believe is becoming a game changer in deepwater environments.”

Petrobras comments, “In view of this acquisition being the largest deepwater node survey ever performed, with a complex and evolving operating area having many production structures and FPSOs, Seabed Geosolutions’ effort and experience in successfully completing this job is second to none. Furthermore, the preliminary processing results indicate the quality of the data acquired is superb and will finally deliver structural insight to better characterise the Buzios field.”