Entries by Bob Basili

Video of inApril´s node storage unit

Oslo, November 20,  2018. Following is a short video demonstrating our containerized node storage unit with fully automated data download, clock and battery management.  The system handles one node in or out every 16 seconds from a 40´container.  In the video, we sped up the off loading process for illustration purposes.  Also important to note […]

inApril launches major product upgrade

We are excited to be announcing a major product upgrade being readied for implementation in H1 2019 which will give our Venator node-based seabed seismic solution a strong competitive advantage over current node-on-a-rope (NOAR) systems. Highlight of the changes, based on the company’s continuing R&D programme, will be Venator’s ability to safely deploy and retrieve […]

inApril’s Ocean Bottom Node technology successfully tested

inApril is happy to announce that our proprietary Venator technology has passed further field trials. As part of a prequalification process a number of inApril’s A3000 nodes, along with other Ocean Bottom Seismic technology, was tested during a field trial. The nodes were deployed by ROV and recorded continuous data during approximately 45 days in the field. The subsequent […]

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Pierre-Loïc Laizet to begin as Vice president Technical

Oslo, August 20, 2018 inApril is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre-Loïc Laizet as Vice President Technical, effective September 1.  Pierre started his career assembling wireline tools with Schlumberger in Paris, then moved to Norway and Malaysia with WesternGeco in engineering and manufacturing of marine and land seismic hardware.  Combined with experience in sourcing […]

Venator highlights

Oslo, June 27 2018. After a few requests during and after the EAGE exhibition, we are now publishing the following animation highlighting the main benefits of our Ocean Bottom Seismic system, Venator.    

More focus on Ocean Bottom seismic from TGS

As reported by DNB  and published on Bloomberg chat June 7. “TGS CEO Kristian Johansen held an industry talk/webcast this afternoon. One of the focus points was on new technology and he spent a considerable time on the node/ocean bottom seismic development. TGS see a trend of new ocean bottom seismic companies emerging with lower […]

We´re recruiting

May 4, 2018 VP Technical inApril is currently recruiting for a senior level technical position to our offices in Lillestrøm, Norway.  The position, reporting to the CEO, will be responsible for the oversight and management of manufacturing, system delivery and further development of our Ocean Bottom Node solutions. Responsibilities Oversee internal technical developments and deliveries […]

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New study reveals increasing demand for node-based seabed seismic

We are posting here a summary of an OBS market study by Oslo-based independent consultant Arkwright Consulting AS. It confirms the expectation on which inApril was established in 2012, namely that increasingly cost-effective ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition technology will continue to gain market share for marine seismic surveys. Arkwright´s research indicates that OBS will grow […]