Fugro Invests in AAE's S-Boom Technology
Fugro Survey (Middle East) Ltd has become the latest offshore company to endorse Applied Acoustics’ S-Boom sub bottom profiling system, after purchasing the equipment for their geophysical survey operations based out of Abu Dhabi.
Developed for shallow water, ultra-high resolution surveys, the S-Boom system had been undergoing extensive trials with Fugro during the late summer of 2011 before being accepted and selected at the end of the year.
Gavin Willoughby, Applied Acoustics Sales Manager commented, “As the market leader in the Middle East in the field of offshore survey, we are delighted that Fugro has chosen to work with our systems, and I am confident that such an investment will significantly add value to their operations and enhance their position in the Middle East region”.
S-Boom sub bottom profiling systems combine the power of three modified boomer plates to provide a single pulse, driven by a single source power supply. The fusion of these three transducers delivers a source level high enough to significantly increase sub-bottom penetration without loss of data quality.
Capable of operating at a maximum energy setting of 1000 Joules per pulse, and firing at three pulses per second, the S-Boom has achieved penetration results of over 200ms through sand and limestone whilst delivering the high quality resolution records expected from boomer systems.