ASV Advances Unmanned Seismic Survey Vessel Project with Shell

ASV Global has initiated the phase 2 of a multi-phased project with Shell.

The aim of the project is to develop an unmanned seismic energy source vessel as part of their Rapid Autonomous Marine 4D (RAM4D) source concept.

Upcoming trials for the project will include an extended at sea endurance test followed by full operational testing near ASV Global’s facilities in Broussard, LA. If successful, this phase 2 effort should eventually lead to an unmanned offshore seismic survey near the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

The autonomous surface vessel for this work, the ‘C-Worker 12P’ prototype is one of ASV Global’s largest unmanned vessels fitted to date: measuring just over 12 meters. The optionally manned helm will feature two moon pools for maximum sensor deployment and extended endurance missions. The vessel is a converted manned craft which uses ASView control system for unmanned operations. The prototype vessel will be used as a testbed as ASV looks to expand the established C-Worker class of autonomous vessels.

Shell will be publishing a paper on this development at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Conference and Exhibition, September 24-27 in Houston, TX.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Jan 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Subsea Expo 2018

The largest wholly-focused subsea event in Europe, Subsea Expo is organised by industry body Subsea UK…

read more >

8th Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit is the longest established Oil & Gas event in Myanmar. Every year the event is attended by government…

read more >

European Gas Conference 2018

The European Gas Conference celebrated its tenth anniversary amid an air of increasing optimism following considerably shifting markets in the last few years…

read more >

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition

The theme for this conference is “Building on Today’s Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Market.” This will be the basis for the technical agenda…

read more >