SEG 2015: Magseis adds automation to OBS

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS – At the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Annual Meeting, Magseis representatives were on-hand to discuss the company’s ocean bottom seismic acquisition services and automation technology. 

Also present, as a form of demonstration of its Marine Autonomous Seismic System (MASS), was a smaller version of the Lysaker, Norway-based company’s automated industrial robot technology. 

Magseis’ MASS sees small, autonomous sensors inserted into steel cables. As part of that process, the robotic “arm” handles the sensor capsules, data downloading and battery management aspects of the system.

Company representatives said that using the technology was efficient and safe, adding that Magseis is the highest spec electronics in the segment. 

Magseis was a finalist for the Innovation Award at the 2014 Offshore Northern Seas conference. 


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