ION Geophysical has marked the 100th deployment of its Marlin offshore operations optimization software.
Marlin supports a step change offshore from traditional manual processes to digital solutions that integrate and share information in real time to enable better, safer decisions.
Marlin deployments have spanned autonomous underwater vehicle flights, integrated offshore activities, time-lapse seismic surveys, marine operations in arctic ice, and shore-based marine control centers.
ION’s software keeps information continuously updated so teams onshore and offshore can visualize and collaborate using the most accurate data.
“Reaching this milestone of 100 deployments reinforces the value Marlin is providing for offshore operational efficiency, safety, environmental compliance and total cost of ownership for diverse maritime assets,” said Chris Usher, executive vice president of ION’s Operations Optimization group.
“Clients are seeking smarter ways to manage their operations. Marlin is able to support customer access to the comprehensive data and predictive analytics they need to make real-time decisions regarding their operations and assets. In some cases, deploying Marlin resulted in millions of dollars of annual operational cost savings. We are now seeing clients move from project deployments to permanent office installations, and starting to look at managing fleet activity. The marine industry is on the cusp of a rapid digital transformation and we are just scratching the surface of Marlin’s potential.”