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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 analysis of the data confirmed that all A3000 nodes performed according to specifications and expectations.

For further information, please contact ronny.bohn@inapril.com

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 and supply chain management, he has acquired a wide range of technical expertise in the manufacturing of seismic systems. His latest position was Technical Manager for Malthus Uniteam, focusing on modular and containerized solutions for the oil and gas industry.  He is a French citizen and resides in Norway.

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.

 

 

20 June 2018

An eventful four days spent with the global seismic industry with strong interest in effective Ocean Bottom Systems.

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 cost solutions and they expect that this will continue going forward to a more competitive level versus traditional streamer surveys. On numerous occasions the CEO commented that the ocean bottom development is something they follow very closely, to a level where they are already working with some of the leading players and that this could be the future of the seismic industry. According to TGS, ocean bottom should be the highest growth area going forward and oil companies have a higher appetite for this survey method now. Ocean bottom surveys are still more expensive compared to traditional towed streamer surveys, however, the data quality is significantly better. This development is getting increasing attention in the industry, and could be a risk for both traditional vessel owners but also the value of existing conventional 3D multi-client libraries.”

 

 

 

 

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
  • Manufacturing management (manufacturing is outsourced)
  • Manage Automation development (mechanical department)
  • Monitor market trends and make recommendations for management

Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a technical role within seismic acquisition. Experience within ocean bottom seismic is an advantage, but not a requirement
  • Strong experience, understanding and knowledge of mechanical design and operations
  • Overall good knowledge and understanding of electronics and software
  • Fluent English verbal and written language

 

inApril is an independent provider of complete and fully automated ocean bottom node (OBN) seabed seismic solutions to seismic companies. We offer a step change in safe and efficient operations of seabed seismic acquisition.

Applications to be sent to post@inapril.com with the subject “VP Technical – Application” within the 25th of May. For further information on this position, please send an email to the same address with the subject “VP Technical – Information”

 

By applying for this position you accept that inApril store your application for a period of up to 6 months.

Excellent and well researched commentary in the January First Break issue regarding the current technology shift underway in the marine seismic market.  If you are at all interested in Marine Seismic this is an excellent summary of why Ocean Bottom Nodes are gaining market share today and why they are destined to be the primary technology in the near future.

http://fb.eage.org/publication/content?id=90975

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 by 250% within 2019/2020.

Some of the graphics provide a clear picture of why inApril’s innovative approach to reducing costs and speeding operations, based on a high degree of automation, exactly meets the needs and preferences of the offshore E&P industry going forward. It is clear from this report that inApril can successfully challenge towed streamer solutions to multi-/wide-azimuth and other seismic surveys involving complex geology, as well as provide high quality multi-component data for reservoir characterization.

 

Click on the image to open the summary.