PGS names latest Ramform vesselVessel & ROV News // July 2, 2009
What PGS has described as "the most sophisticated vessel in the seismic industry," the 22-streamer Ramform Sterling was named earlier this week the shipyard that built her in Tomrefjord, Norway.
The new vessel, a sister ship to Ramform Sovereign, is 16m longer than the previous Ramforms. It has significantly higher acquisition and transit speed, 25 per cent longer endurance, and 60 per cent higher production capacity compared to the previous Ramform class.
Said PGS: "Ramform Sterling is the most powerful seismic ship the world, with a power plant supplying 30,000hp. The vessel features many new innovations, including the world's first roll compensated helideck, steerable sources, dual workboat capacity and unique gear handling systems. The range of technologies employed is the new benchmark for 3D, 4D and wide azimuth acquisition - in terms of productivity, efficiency, safety and data quality."