Profocus Systems, an inApril company, has started on the delivery of a Data Management System for a new customer developing a proprietary Ocean Bottom Node system. This is a further confirmation that Profocus´s emphasis as a specialist software engineering company for the high end marine seismic industry, continues to deliver value to their customers.

By offering node electronics, data management software and efficient handling solutions, inApril and Profocus offer a full range of technology options to companies looking to optimize nodal operations and development projects. This should strengthen our customers’ efforts and allow for further growth of the OBN market.

inApril has entered into a cooperation agreement with Geospace Technologies to supply inApril’s pioneering deployment and retrieval system (DRS) for use with Geospace’s OBX-750 seismic nodes. Geospace has more than 25 000 OBX-750 in the market and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of seismic nodes. The inApril/Geospace collaboration will supply customers with the choice of a node-on-a-rope (NOAR) seabed seismic acquisition solution expected to double the speed and efficiency of operations compared with existing systems. The solution will shortly be available.

Both companies are confident that the cost and efficiency benefits of the new NOAR combination will help significantly in accelerating the growing oil industry preference for node-based seabed seismic.

inApril continues to develop its own proprietary Venator integrated acquisition system. The first deployment of the company’s A3000.1 nodes is scheduled for May under a lease agreement with an American organization.

For further details on the solution please contact us at post@inapril.com

Based on requests from customers inApril now introduces the A3000LL (long life) node. The A3000LL has extended battery life (125, 150, 175 or 200 days). All specifications except for battery life, weight and size will be the same as for the A3000. An A3000LL with 200 days battery life will have a weight of 35/15kg (air/water). Please contact us for more details.

 

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inApril has signed a technology cooperation agreement with 4CNode Geophysical, a Norwegian company developing a node-based system mainly for reservoir characterization and monitoring. 4CNode will use inApril`s technology in their nodes and for data management and several quality control solutions.

4CNode Geophysical, founded by Eivind Berg, legendary pioneer of the first commercial ocean bottom node survey in 2003, is designing a seabed node application using separately planted 4-component sensors.

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 OBN data, we intend to further demonstrate the safety, integrity and the game changing efficiency of the Venator OBN system by deploying and retrieving the equipment at up to 6 knots’ speed, which translates into production rates of up to 20-25 sqkm/day for a large node spread.
Oslo, Norway, December 7th, 2016 – inApril AS has entered into a close cooperation agreement with 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. inApril has, as a part of the agreement, exclusively received the option to purchase 100% of the shares of Profocus Systems.

”Developing an even closer, and intentionally permanent relationship between our companies, is an important strategic milestone for both companies” said Vidar Hovland, CEO of inApril. ” Through this agreement, inApril secures access to a proven team of seismic software and firmware specialists that have played an integral part in our data management system development. Profocus will continue to focus on delivering solutions to marine seismic acquisition industry in addition to joining us in delivering disruptive technology for the new era of seabed seismic acquisition.”

 

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November 27th, 2016. inApril last week successfully completed it’s first Venator pilot project for Geo Energy Group in the northern Caspian Sea. The vessel installation included nodes, onboard handling and Data Management. Concept Systems supplied the multi vessel navigation package. The pilot was a great success with no operational issues and demonstrated Venator’s great efficiency in shallow water and small vessel operations. The data will be processed by Geo Energy Group.

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One of the leading global seismic industry publications has published a paper about the coming disruption of the marine seismic market – “Transforming ocean bottom seismic technology into an exploration tool” – download the linked article to understand the history, current implications and future of of Ocean Bottom Seisimic.

 

First Break November 2016 article

 

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