SeaBird OBN Technology Aids BP Gulf of Mexico Efforts

SeaBird has been working closely with the BP Macondo Team to provide high-resolution autonomous node seabed seismic data at the well site in the Gulf of Mexico.

The node technology is used because of the ultra-deep water capability and the versatility of the separated sensor package, allowing direct coupling of the sensor to the well casing, with an ROV installed adaptor clamp. The passive seismic data from the CASE Abyss system is being used to aid in the determination of well containment efforts.

SeaBird Exploration Plc (Cyprus) `SeaBird` is a global provider of marine 2D and 3D seismic data, solutions for seabed acquisition of 4C/4D multimode seismic, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, in the shallow water 2D/3D market and in 4C/4D multimode seismic by nodal seabed acquisition. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). SeaBird does not have a multi-client data library. Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ), combined with efficient collection of high quality seismic data. SeaBird is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker: SBX) and currently has nine vessels in its global operational fleet.


Source: Seabird Exploration, August 4, 2010: