Teledyne RESON Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Sonar
Teledyne RESON is a market leader in underwater acoustic sensors, state-of-the-art echosounders, multi-beam sonar systems, transducers, hydrophones and PDS2000 software. Teledyne RESON’s SeaBat sonar and NaviSound echosounder systems have become an industrial standard within offshore operations.
The company is growing and expanding into new markets and application areas and its fourth generation of sonar systems will provide unprecedented performance for naval and commercial systems in terms of accuracy, resolution, depth rating, and range. Teledyne RESON has its corporate headquarters in Denmark, with subsidiaries in the USA, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Singapore.
SEABAT MULTIBEAM SONAR FOR OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS
The SeaBat series of multi-beam sonar has been the preferred solution within the offshore sector for many years. The improved SeaBat 7125 sonar increases efficiency in numerous offshore applications thanks to a flexible platform, real-time monitoring and zero visibility productivity.
OIL FIELD PLANNING, INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION
Teledyne RESON supplies solutions for all stages of the oilfield lifecycle, from seismic exploration and infrastructure planning surveys to installation support and inspection during the productive life of an oil field.
PIPELINE INSTALLATION – REAL-TIME DATA WITH SEABAT SONAR
When installing pipelines, the dual-head SeaBat 7125 system can be used as a touch-down monitoring support tool. The system provides real-time cross-profiles at the touch-down point, giving the true cross-profiles of the pipeline, regardless of any ROV movement.
Teledyne RESON’s integrated sonar solution can also be used to monitor the pipeline as it departs the lay vessel in the stinger. This system helps stop the pipeline departing over the side of the stinger by monitoring the pipe position.
ENHANCED PIPE AND CABLE TRENCHING SUPPORT
To increase the speed of operations, a dual-head SeaBat 7125 can be used for trenching support of pipelines and cables with both water injection trenchers and ploughs, and mechanical cutters.
The dual-head SeaBat 7125 system delivers information on trench depth, the placement of pipelines and umbilicals, and supplies guidance when setting the machine on the pipeline or umbilical.
COMPLETE PIPELINE INSPECTION SUITE
The Teledyne RESON equipment suite covers a broad range of operations, such as visual inspection for damage to concrete weight coat, field joints and anodes. It also allows inspection of the pipeline status on the seafloor by acquiring cross-profiles to determine whether the pipeline is suspended.
The Teledyne RESON suite offers a fast, real-time cross-profiling tool, as well as imaging sonar technology to speed up inspection operations even in zero visibility – saving operational time and inspection costs. The suite includes:
- Combination of 200kHz/400kHz imaging sonar for utilisation in zero visibility
- Dual-head SeaBat 7125 as a cross-profiling tool
ROV GUIDANCE IMAGING SONAR
In situations where an ROV must complete an intervention task in zero visibility, using a high-resolution, real-time imaging sonar can eliminate waiting time and speed up operations.
Using the SeaBat 7128 multi-beam imaging sonar in place of video cameras offers the opportunity to work in deep, low-visibility water.
SUB-SEA STRUCTURE INSTALLATION IMAGING SONAR
Any structure that needs to be installed on the seafloor can be guided by real-time imaging sonar, as well as acoustic positioning technology. Using both imaging sonar technology and acoustic positioning systems gives you extra visual control. This makes sub-sea installation simpler and quicker when:
- Structures being installed are close to other structures, such as crossing mattresses
- Structures mate with other structures, such as pulling an umbilical into a structure
- Visibility is limited
This technology can be used when installing pipelines in pre-constructed trenches. In this case, the lay vessel can be guided in real-time by transmitting the sonar image from a touch-down monitoring vessel. Because the sonar looks ahead, it detects when the pipeline reaches the centre line of the trench even before the pipeline touches down.
Products and Services
Teledyne Reson will be exhibiting at the 2014 Oceanography International event at the London Excel centre from 11 - 13 March 2014.Read more
With a global presence and a huge portfolio of subsea equipment for subsea construction support, the most important thing for Seatronics is a complete range of products, the best products available and the latest technology to offer to their customers. As RESON has a long history of firRead more
RESON will host user conference, training, and demonstrations in Houston, Texas from 15-16 October 2009, with a focus on SeaBat sonar systems. Demonstrations of the SeaBat 7101, 7125 and 7128 multibeam sonar systems and RESON PDS2000 software will be made at Lake Conroe. October 15tRead more
The RESON board is very pleased to announce that Kim Lehmann agreed to join RESON from 1 June. Mr Lehmann brings a track record of developing customer focus, growing sales and expanding business markets from the companies with whom he has served during the past 20 years. Most recentlyRead more
RESON has been awarded a new contract for delivery and installation of a SeaBat 7150-F dual-frequency deepwater sonar system on the R/V White Holly in May. The delivery of the SeaBat 7150 is the first RESON sale of a deepwater system to an independent owner. Until now the White Holly,Read more
RESON has been awarded a contract by the British-based NetSurvey Ltd. to deliver two SeaBat 7125-SV multibeam sonar systems in dual-head configuration, NetSurvey is working within advanced hydrographic survey services using multibeam technology. From SOLAS chart-ing surveys to marine habitat surRead more
The technical success of the unprecedented SeaBat 7125 multibeam led to RESON being awarded a number of contracts in the offshore sector in 2008. Fourteen SeaBat 7125 multibeam sonar systems, mounted on ROVs, have been delivered to key British contractors and marine survey equipment rental companRead more
RESON has launched a new version of the well-known SeaBat 7125 multibeam sonar system designed for easy installation on small surface vessels and with the same exceptional performance. One Unit For Sonar Interface and Processing The most notable change is a new transceiRead more
During the recent G8 Summit, the Japanese police decided to protect Tokyo Bay against underwater threats by using a waterside security system based on SeaBat multi-beam sonar systems. To prevent underwater terrorist attacks and disturbances by activities at the G8 Summit, held in HokkaRead more
RESON BV has been awarded a new contract by Swiss-based Allseas Group to deliver a total of eight SeaBat 7125 Multibeam sonar systems with four Teledyne-TSS 440 Pipetrackers and four sets of Valeport CTD and current sensors. The sensors will be used on remotely operated vehicles (ROV) down to depRead more
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