NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada – Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd. (OFG), in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd. (Fukada), has completed a high-resolution CSEM survey of near-surface gas hydrates in Japanese waters using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vulcan system for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
The survey comprises over 500 line km (311 line mi) of high-resolution data collected using the Fukada vesselShin Nichi Maru. Water depths were from 400 m (1,312 ft) to 1,100 m (3,609 ft). A 3D inversion of the EM data for an area of interest has been completed.
The contract for the 3D inversion of the data for the entire survey area has also been awarded to OFG and should be completed in November this year. Fukada Salvage and Marine Works acted as prime contractor.