Offshore Shipping Online

A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkson Research

  • Offshore Intelligence Monthly
  • Menu

    Ramform Valiant shatters world 3-D production record

    Projects and Operations // January 23, 2006

    Ramform Valiant set a new 3-D production record in December.

    PGS reports that its seismic ship Ramform Valiant acquired 4,656 sail kilometres during the month of December while working in the Camamu Almada Basin, offshore Brazil.

    Towing a streamer configuration of 10 x 6,000m long streamers at 100m streamer separation, this translates to 2,328 square kilometres in a single month, which is believed to be a new world record for any seismic vessel.
    PGS operates six Ramform vessels, each capable of towing 12+ streamers - the only such vessels operating in the world today. All known streamer handling and towing records are held by Ramform vessels. PGS said: "The combination of unrivalled streamer deployment, handing and towing capabilities, along with very dense streamer configurations, make the Ramform vessels the premier platform for any high-end 3D survey challenge, including 4D."


    More articles from this category

    More news