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 to have them formally onboard”, says Vidar Hovland, CEO of inApril. “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.”
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 at the Edward Grieg field in the North Sea between 16th and 23rd August.
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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, March 16, 2017. Tim comes to inApril with 35 years of experience managing Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) operations around the world and is known as a pioneer of the OBS method. Prior to joining inApril, Tim was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ION Geophysical’s OBS subsidiary, OceanGeo. In addition to his position at OceanGeo, Tim worked at ION for thirteen years where he served in various roles including Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives where he was responsible for ION’s QHSE program, the R&D process, and corporate marketing. He spent ten years as President of the Seafloor Seismic Division at PGS and nearly twenty years managing OBS and land operations at GSI and HGS.
Oslo, February 28, 2017. Data from the first pilot project using inApril’s A3000 nodes has now been processed and is showing very good data quality (see image). The acquisition took place in shallow water and was efficiently completed without failure of any kind. Nav-merged SEG-Y was delivered within hours of survey completion.
Another small scale test has been carried out with a second potential customer and a third and full scale test is scheduled before summer to demonstrate inApril’s launch and recovery system at up to 6 knots deployment and recovery speed.
Oslo, February 1, 2017. inApril is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronny Bøhn as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective today. Ronny comes to inApril after more than 15 years in the marine seismic industry, most recently as Vice President of Marine Operations in CGG, responsible for CGG Marine’s Global Operations and QHSE. Prior to CGG acquiring Fugro’s Geoscience Division in February 2013, Bøhn was part of the management team in Fugro-Geoteam from 2008, holding positions with QHSE/Operations, Sales & Marketing, General Management and P&L responsibilities.
inApril´s CEO, Vidar Hovland says, “We are delighted that Ronny is joining inApril. His excellent industry track record is highly relevant to inApril and will strengthen our management capability ahead of a period of commercialization and significant growth.”
Ronny Bøhn adds: “I am thrilled to be joining inApril at an exciting time in its development. inApril has truly developed a disruptive and innovative OBS system and has exceptional prospects for profitable growth. The ability to enter the market and deliver major systems on time and to budget is essential, and I am looking forward to bringing my experience to bear on these challenges.”
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.”