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September 2014 Issue

GEOPHYSICAL
EXPLORATION

SEAFLOOR
ENGINEERING


COVER
The low-frequency, acoustic-transceiver tow vehicle, part of the HMS-620LF Bubble Gun Seismic System from Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI), based in Cataumet, Massachusetts, being readied for deployment on a June 2014 sub-bottom survey in San Francisco Bay. (Photo Credit: John Baker, president of FSI)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


MARINE MAGNETIC SURVEYING AND DISTURBANCE FIELD MONITORING
Benny Poedjono (Schlumberger), Sudhir Pai (Liquid Robotics Oil and Gas) and Stefan Maus (Magnetic Variation Services LLC) describe using autonomous marine vehicles to study disturbance fields.

SUBSEA HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEO SYSTEMS
Aaron Steiner and Eric Chapman (DeepSea Power & Light) outline a primer for system integrators and operators.

IMPORTANCE OF AIR LIFT BAGS’ COMPLIANCE WITH IMCA GUIDELINES
Chris Sparrow explains why following D-016 standards is essential for ALBs.

OFFSHORE ENERGY
Conference Preview

REQUIREMENTS FOR MONITORING SUBSEA ENGINEERING WORKS
Paul Ridout and Becky Childs (OSIL) discuss keeping floating platforms functioning at their best.

SEG DENVER
Conference Preview

TRACKING MARINE LIFE IN FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS
Thomas Gray (Desert Star) provides an overview of how new tags can overcome some of the challenges of freshwater research.

BUILDING FIRM FOUNDATIONS FOR OFFSHORE WIND
Jim Bell (FoundOcean) explores the importance of foundation grouting for long-lasting turbines.

WIND, SOLAR-POWERED ASV SELF-RIGHTING CATAMARAN
Eamon Carrig and Dr. Scott Nguyen (Autonomous Marine Systems Inc.) review how the Datamaran can survey open water autonomously for long deployments.



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