Norwegian PGS sets seismic data records in the Middle East
Norway’s Oilfield service company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) recently announced that one of its onshore crews operating in the Middle Eastern desert has set world records for the number of vibrator points (VPs) recorded in one day and in one month by a single crew. The crew's March 2002 production of 3,340 VPs set the daily record, while 92,502 VPs established the record for monthly production, confirmed a press release.
Two sets of six AHV IV vibrators of 62,000 pounds of peak force operated continuously while line laborers moved 4,750 strings of geophones per day. The Sercel 408 recording equipment output a record to tape every 29 seconds on average. PGS' record setting crew is also the world's largest seismic crew, with over 480,000 geophones.
PGS is a technologically focused oilfield service company principally involved in geophysical operations and production operations. PGS acquires, processes and markets 3D, time-lapse and multi-component seismic data. These data are used by oil and gas companies in the exploration for new reserves, the development of existing reservoirs, and the management of producing oil and gas fields.
PGS owns four floating production, storage and offloading systems (FPSOs) and operates numerous offshore production facilities for oil and gas companies. FPSOs permit oil and gas companies to produce from offshore fields more quickly and cost effectively. PGS operates on a worldwide basis with headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and Houston, Texas. — (menareport.com)
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