Sercel and Kappa Offshore Solutions on March 16 revealed PIKSEL, a compact marine seismic solution specially designed for acquiring the best seismic data for high-resolution 3D imaging of targeted offshore areas.
Capitalizing on Sercel’s Sentinel streamer technology, widely recognized for its outstanding robustness and accurate measurement capabilities, and Kappa Offshore Solutions’ expertise in equipment integration and hydrodynamic modeling, PIKSEL can acquire high- and ultra-high-precision seismic data using a new and highly efficient process, meeting the requirements of the market for high-resolution site surveys.
PIKSEL draws on the low noise performance of its Sentinel streamer's hydrophone design as well as an optimized rigging and handling system that minimizes vibration. For enhanced broadband imaging, PIKSEL can also utilize Sercel's Sentinel MS 3-C multi-sensor streamer to ensure the most accurate and noise-free signal possible.
With its optimized hydrodynamic shape, towing speed has never been so high, making survey acquisition faster. PIKSEL can also be towed deeper than any other solution, allowing for data recording in rough seas and thereby reducing downtime.
For improved operational efficiency, the turnkey PIKSEL solution can be containerized to enable quick installation onboard a range of vessel types. PIKSEL is also compatible with QuietSea, Sercel's Passive Acoustic Monitoring system, Nautilus, Sercel's powerful streamer positioning solution, and SeaProNav Suite, Sercel's complete high-performance navigation platform.
“As a result of our partnership with Kappa Offshore Solutions, Sercel offers the best-in-class marine seismic acquisition solution with unprecedented performance to meet the rigorous requirements of all types of high-resolution marine seismic applications, including renewable energy infrastructure projects. The new PIKSEL solution makes it significantly easier to conduct continuous surveys even in poor weather conditions, thereby improving offshore productivity,” Emmanuelle Dubu, Sercel CEO, said.
The biggest increase is set to come from the Permian Basin, where oil output is expected to reach its highest since April 2020, the EIA said in a monthly forecast.
The crude oil production decline was the second consecutive slip, following a fall in January, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The largest change is forecast in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, where output is expected to climb by 55,000 bbl/d to a fresh peak at 4.23 million bbl/d in July.