Shallow Seabed Detection
Services in shallow target seabed detection and exploration
AquaGeo has extensive experience in shallow water seismic surveying in remote locations all over the world. As a result of a successful collaboration with SAND Geophysics, AquaGeo has expanded its horizons to include the provision of specialist turnkey services in near-surface detection.
AquaGeo’s UK projects will be supported by B Marshall Marine in Middlesbrough, with the DSV Curtis Marshall, a recently constructed 26-metre survey vessel also equipped for ROV and dive support. This vessel is a perfect platform and has recently been upgraded to expand operations in both towed magnetometer and sidescan surveys.
AquaGeo is branching out to explore a “new niche” in shallow water exploration in partnership with SAND Geophysics. Together, AquaGeo and SAND Geophysics can provide a turnkey package of services, suited to shallow water hydrocarbon exploration/pipeline inspection and for seabed detection, marine archeology/geology, construction and UXO detection. As part of this, SAND Geophysics bring their expertise with the 3D Chirp system developed by Kongsberg and the University of Southampton; a specialist shallow water detection tool providing decimeter-resolution, three-dimensional acoustic images of the seabed and shallowly buried structures.
Turnkey services include:-
> Shallow water exploration and equipment sea trials
> Oil and gas pipeline inspection/dive support services
> 3D Chirp imaging
> Magnetometer surveys
> Sub-bottom profiling
> UXO and debris detection
> Data processing in interpretation