ZHUOZHU HEBEI, China – BGP has launched its new 3D, 12-streamer seismic vessel BGP Prospector at Sekwang Heavy Industry in Korea.
The vessel was built for high-end surveys and can tow as many as 12 8,000-m (5-mi) long streamers with 100 m (328 ft) separation, says BGP. When it enters service, it will be BGP’s flagship vessel.
The vessel is designed by Lloyds (NVC 830 CD) with an overall length of 100 m (328 ft) and width of 24 m (79 ft). As one of the new NVC series, it has a typical endurance of 80 days and a cruising speed of 15 knots,
Specifications: Main propulsion system diesel engine Bergen B32:40L8P; designed draught: 6.4 m; accommodation: 28 single and 19 double cabins; helideck: 23 m (75 ft) 15.6 ton (14 metric ton); work boats: 2 x 30 Norpower; and streamer winches.
BGP launches new seismic vessel