Entries by Bob Basili

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 […]

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Full-scale North Sea trial proves inApril’s game changing seabed seismic system

The Norwegian seismic equipment supplier inApril AS announces that it successfully carried out a full-scale sea trial of its fully integrated node-based seabed seismic acquisition system, Venator. The company says the trial confirmed that Venator is the first seabed-based exploration tool to provide data far superior to conventional towed streamer solutions at competitive terms. The […]

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Published paper on seabed seismic: from reservoir management to full-azimuth exploration

4-6 September 2017 Beijing, China Following is our abstract paper presented by Ronny Bøhn at the SEG OBN Technologies and Applications Workshop in Beijing. The paper considers the high cost and operational inefficiencies traditionally associated with ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition that have deterred wider industry adoption of this compelling technology. A case study is […]

inApril closes Profocus acquisition

Bergen, Norway, September 8, 2017 – inApril AS has closed on its acquisition of Profocus Systems AS, a Norwegian company developing recording software, data management, and real time quality Control systems for the high-end marine seismic acquisition industry. “Profocus has played an integral part in our data management system development and we are very pleased […]

Successful full scale sea trials

Oslo, September 1, 2017.  Full scale sea trials of inApril´s game changing Ocean Bottom Node system were successfully completed last week. The objectives were to demonstrate the efficiency in hands-free deployment and retrieval of nodes on a rope and to once again demonstrate data quality. The trials took place in western Norway over the Lundin license […]

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Is full azimuth Ocean Bottom Seismic production rates of 20-25 sqkm per day achievable? inApril to confirm their game changing efficiency gains this summer

Oslo, March 27, 2017.  Following the successful completion of recent offshore tests of the A3000 node, inApril is planning another project trial this summer.  The trial will be carried out in cooperation with a major operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and will take place over legacy OBS data.  In addition to recording high quality […]