PGS names first of four 24-streamer new-generation seismic vessels: Ramform Titan
NAGASAKI, Japan -- Safety, efficiency and productivity are the key features of the 24-streamer Ramform Titan, which was named at MHI yard in Nagasaki, Japan. She is the first of four such vessels to be built in Japan.
According to PGS, the new ship will be the most powerful and efficient marine seismic acquisition vessel ever and the widest ship in the world at the waterline. with safety and productivity being the main focus points for her design.
The design dovetails advanced maritime technology to the imaging capabilities of the GeoStreamer seismic acquisition technology. Her 70-m broad stern is fully exploited with 24 streamer reels: 16 reels aligned abreast and 8 reels further forward. Additional features include increased work space and advanced equipment for safer and more robust operations.
Ramform Titan is equipped with 24 reels with capacity for 12 km streamers, which give her flexibility and redundancy for high-capacity operations. She carries over 6000 tons of fuel and equipment. She will typically tow a network of several hundred thousand recording sensors over an area greater than 12 sq km, equivalent to nearly 1,500 soccer pitches, or 3.5 times the area of New York's Central Park.
"The Ramform Titan takes seismic acquisition to a new level," said Jon Erik Reinhardsen, President and CEO of PGS, "We have combined the most sophisticated technology in the business, with the most powerful and most efficient vessel in the industry. Ramform Titan further strengthens our fleet and will give us a clear competitive edge for the next decade."
"We are very excited at the prospect of welcoming the first Ramform Titan class into operations," said Magne Reiersgård, EVP Operations, "There has been enormous market interest for the vessel, and we look forward to leveraging the high productivity, efficiency and safety that this new vessel is expected to bring. Ramform Titan will spend her first season working on multi-client projects in the North Sea. We expect to set more industry records for operational efficiency."