inApril is pleased to announce the successful completion of our first North Sea project of the season with a leading OBN operator. The nodes are currently being made ready for deployment on the next North Sea project scheduled to commence mid July for another major operator.
We are also completing the production of our new nodes and that increases our node inventory from 500 nodes to 3000 nodes ready for deployment.
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We are pleased to offer the nodal kit to the market for summer 2023 availability. The nodal kit will include up to 3,000 nodes with an increased battery life of 150 days and an improved depth rating to 3600m. The 20-foot automated charging and staging container offers parallel loading and unloading of nodes, optimizing operations and ensuring redundancy. The kit is ideal for both ROV and Node-on-a-Rope operations.
We have also started the process to add 8,000 of our next generation A3000 nodes to our rental pool for 2024 availability.
“We are excited to have this kit available next summer as there seems to be growing interest from operators and E&P companies for additional capacity ” says inApril´s CEO, Anne Camerer.
inApril is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Camerer as new CEO. Anne succeeds Vidar Hovland, inApril´s founding CEO, who will continue to serve as Chief Technology Officer to focus on technology development and the ongoing build of our deep water nodal kit with anticipated delivery summer of 2023.
Anne is a widely experienced seismic industry executive with a strong commercial, financial and operational track record spanning a 25-year career in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia Pacific. Anne brings a unique set of skills, perspectives, and relationships to lead inApril into the future. Building on what we have already accomplished, under her leadership we hope to hone our strategic direction, grow and develop our organization, strengthen our partnerships, and solidify our role as a player in the marine seismic industry.
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We are pleased to announce the sale of an Ocean Bottom Nodal system based on the A3000 node to a European research institution. This is the fourth customer to recently purchase our technology and services, furthering our strategy to offer a full range of technology options to companies looking to optimize nodal operations and development projects.
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In a little less than a year since its release, Argus SourceQC is currently operating on seven source vessels and just landed the eighth. The rapid uptake in the market is owing to the system’s reliability, ease of use and cost saving attributes.
Argus SourceQC is a real-time, non-intrusive QC software that warns the operator of anomalies or changes in hydrophone air gun signatures. It was specifically developed for observers and gun mechanics with the aim to quickly and efficiently detect air leaks, electrical leakage, drop outs, auto-fires, misfires, loose hardware, etc. The latest version is a Beta release of the SourceQC Autopilot, including automatic data QC and alarm notification with no need for manual monitoring. Remote operations from a mother vessel or an onshore office is also available.
The system is becoming an indispensable tool for efficient marine source operations, saving down time and optimizing crew size.
We are pleased to announce the delivery of our mini kit for an exciting survey at depths down to 2800 meters. The complete A3000 OBN mini kit was air-freighted to the customer this week and is ready for mobilization.
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Due to the growth of the Ocean Bottom Seismic market and corresponding dedicated seismic source operations, the need for a more streamlined way to monitor on board source operations has become apparent. Legacy geophysical solutions have proven to demand excess resources and competencies which are not necessarily onboard nor needed for todays source operations. A regular theme from source operators and end users of data is that source anomalies are being missed in real-time, resulting in increased costs and inefficient operations for all parties.
With this in mind and in collaboration with source operators, Profocus Systems developed Argus SourceQC, a “light weight” real time Source QC system that is efficient from a cost, set up and operational perspective. It was specifically developed for observers and gun mechanics, enabling them to quickly and efficiently detect air leaks, electrical leakage, drop outs, autofires, misfires, loose hardware, etc.
inApril launches a mini OBN rental kit with up to 550 seismic nodes and a complete data management system. The kit is easy to use and designed for smaller projects like special site surveys, seismic undershoots, reservoir monitoring, river crossings, geotechnical surveys, and scientific projects. The nodes are versatile and can be used for transition zones, shallow water, and deep-water projects (up to 3000 meters).
The entire kit is certified for air-freight and can be mobilized on short notice. Operation requires a minimum of training as it includes our Remote QC and Service module allowing data QC and operational assistance to be done remotely by inApril’s specialist or the operator’s own onshore personnel.
For further info on the Mini Rental Kit please have a look at the brochure.
Seabed seismic innovator and equipment supplier inApril is set to capitalize on its transformative technology following new backing from major private investors in Norway. The first phase of the capital program accelerates the company’s entry into the seabed seismic equipment market and provides the foundation for expanding node inventories and associated system capacity.
After announcing our new Technology product-line and the first leasing agreement of our Venator ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic acquisition system, we are experiencing strong interest from seismic companies seeking to improve their operations by using all or specific components of the Venator system. So far components include the supply of the onboard node storage and logistics, nodal electronics and QC software.
Vidar Hovland, CEO, inApril, said: ‘Our mission is to bring about the crucial transformation of OBN seismic acquisition into a viable, long term proposition for oil company exploration and production (E&P) departments. Increasing our node inventory and offering components of the Venator system as individual products are key elements of the process.
As a result of strong interest in our OBN solutions, inApril is now offering OBN technology as a separate business line in addition to being a provider of complete OBN systems. Elements of the Venator solution, as well as the development of bespoke products and solutions, are now available to seismic operators. We believe this strategy will strengthen us as an independent provider of OBN technologies and solutions. Discussions with several OBN service providers are already taking place.
InApril CEO Vidar Hovland says ‘We have further developed the Venator system to be node agnostic so we can appeal to a broad spectrum of requirements from full systems to individual components. This also applies to our node electronics, data management software, and engineering, all of which can be customized for particular applications. Our hope is that this approach will help to grow the market by increasing the options available to companies looking for economically viable seabed seismic projects.’