QPS Partners with Dr. Craig Brown of the Nova Scotia Community College
With a goal of finding better ways to map the seafloor, NSCC is teaming up with QPS (QPS Canada Inc.) thanks to an Applied Research and Development grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Excerpt from "Ocean floor echoes- improving the way we map the seafloor" by Craig Brown
Additional article available starting on page 26 in March 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter, http://digitalmagazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MarineTechnology/201503/
A glimpse of the seafloor taken by QPS
QPS Client Spotlight: PTF "Vozrozhdenie"
A local company with World Class experiences
Underwater engineering company PTF "Vozrozhdenie" was established in 1990 and since then has been active in pipeline detection, hydrographic survey and other offshore activities in west Siberia. The basin contains several tens of giant and supergiant oil and gas fields, including the Samotlor oil field with nearly 28 billion barrels (BB) of original oil reserves and the Urengoy gas field with more than 350 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of original gas reserves.
Because of harsh arctic conditions, West Siberia is among the most challenging places for offshore drilling, dredging, pipe/cable laying and data acquisition. That is why large oil and gas companies like Gazprom or Lukoil need local experts which are well equipped with state of the art hardware and software and deliver accurate results. For instance, pipe tracking and seep detection is an epitome of West Siberian basin challenges where strong underwater streams constantly influence the seabed structure.
PTF "Vozrozhdenie" hydrographers have been QINSy and Fledermaus users for a long time. Advanced acquisition and processing capabilities provided by QPS tools is an enabler for all the offshore companies which are working in extreme environmental situations. Thanks to reliable technical support and maintenance provided by MARIMETR JSC (QPS representative in Russia) PTF "Vozrozhdenie" in now among the most successful underwater engineering companies in Russia.
Surgut city, Surgut state district power station reservoir. Pipe Æ530 mm stacked on the bottom (8 m deep) MBES EM 3002.
Branch of the Ob River. Blurred section of the pipeline Æ1020 mm (10 m deep) MBES EM 3002.
Kara Sea basin. Pipeline Æ1220 mm in tranch.(7 meters deep) MBES EM3002.
Ob River, Blurred section of the pipeline Æ1020 mm (11 meters deep) MBES EM3002.
. Petroleum Geology and Resources of the West Siberian Basin, Russia, By Gregory F. Ulmishek, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2201-G