BGP Inc., China National Petroleum Corp., a Chinese geophysical services contractor, has purchased Concept Systems' Gator integrated navigation and data management system for ocean bottom seismic data acquisition operations. Initially BGP will deploy the system on a project for Saudi Aramco in the Gulf of Arabia.
The purchase is Concept's first Gator sale in China and the company's first deal with BGP. The company is supplying its Gator OBC (ocean bottom cable) system to BGP with two years support and engineering, including a crew training programmed at Concept's headquarters in Edinburgh and in the field for specific projects.
Hardware and software will be delivered in March 2004 and will be operational within a few months of the delivery.
"In multi-vessel OBC operations, which typically involve seabed cable movements as well as shooting and recording of seismic data, Gator OBC offers the only available command and control solution that can continuously integrate all vessel positions into a central data management system during the course of the survey," Alastair Hay, managing director, Concept Systems, said.