Fugro Positioning for PGS Seismic Fleet


Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by Norwegian seismic player PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its entire seismic vessel fleet.

According to the company, Fugro will supply PGS vessels with a number of completely independent Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). These systems include Fugro’s recently launched Starfix.G4 – the first commercial GNSS service to utilise all available GNSS systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou), giving sub-decimetre accuracy – and Starfix.G2+, a global service offering centimetre accuracy in both position and height.

In addition, PGS will also benefit from a positioning technology for their seismic sources and tailbuoys which provides independent decimetre and centimetre positions and heights for remote operations.

Cerys James, VP Technical at PGS said: ”Reliable, precise positioning technology is essential for modern seismic operations. The solution supplied by Fugro will ensure our entire fleet has highly accurate vessel positioning, along with precise source and streamer positioning.”


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