Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics company, has completed its project with Total in Angola.
The project was the first time that geophysical, geotechnical, and seismic data has been gathered at the same time, Ocean Infinity said in a statement on Wednesday.
This was achieved through simultaneous operations of Ocean Infinity’s autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) with geotechnical and seismic equipment based from one surface vessel. The project was all done from one vessel and on a single cruise out to the project site.
The 28-day project, carried out from the host vessel Normand Frontier using Ocean Infinity’s technology, conducted 2D Ultra High-Resolution Seismic surveys and Seabed soil Sampling in Block 32 and Block 17.
Josh Broussard, Ocean Infinity’s CTO, said: “We are very pleased to have completed this survey project for Total E&P in Angola, which has been a resounding success and has evidenced significant progress in the efficiency of collecting data. Our technology continues to be at the forefront of innovation and we are delighted to have demonstrated this by gathering three sets of high-quality data through multiple AUVs deployed simultaneously with geotechnical and seismic equipment, from a single vessel, a first for the industry.”