PGS names new seismic vesselVessel & ROV News // April 12, 2010
PGS Apollo is a new 3D, 10-streamer seismic vessel.
In a ceremony in Vigo, Spain on April 8th, PGS named its new 3D seismic vessel, the 10-streamer PGS Apollo. The vessel offers a powerful and efficient 3D platform.
PGS Apollo, equipped with 10 full length streamers and 12 streamer reels, is a purpose-built and efficient seismic ship in the medium capacity segment. The vessel will be a valuable supplement to PGS' existing high capacity Ramform fleet. With a transit speed of 18 knots, she is designed to move rapidly between jobs, cutting non-productive steaming time by several days.
Several new equipment handling features and maritime components are implemented on this ship, including the low resistance hull for increased fuel efficiency, a new source handling solution and a central location of the streamer reels. These features are specially designed for PGS Apollo.
PGS Apollo is a powerful and fuel efficient addition to the PGS fleet with a diesel electric 'power station' capable of generating over 15,000kW, and the flexibility to tailor power consumption and minimize fuel use during operations.
Rune Eng, PGS Group President Marine, said: "It is good to see this vessel completed, named, and ready for action. We are all looking forward to getting her quickly into production in the North Sea this spring. She offers high capacity and power on a small, fast platform and I believe she will be a highly effective addition to our fleet."