Posted on 07.04.2011 - 12:00 EDT in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Marine survey specialist EGS International Ltd has become the latest customer for iXSea's DELPH subsea mapping software. The UK branch of the global EGS Group has purchased licences for DELPH Seismic and Sonar. EGS will use the software to support marine survey operations in the UK and overseas in the oil and gas, marine infrastructure, submarine cable and renewable energy sectors.
In response to the specific requirements of some projects, the company evaluated a variety of commercially available products and focused on their performance, cost-effectiveness and ease of use selecting as the result of the process iXSea's DELPH subsea mapping software.
Dr. Walter Colautti, Manager of the Geoscience Section at EGS, says: "What particularly impressed us about the iXSea's software was its integrated nature (there is a highly consistent approach to data handling) and the simplicity of the user interface. These both help to reduce operator training demands and enable survey teams to get the most from the software very quickly."
Dr. Colautti adds that DELPH's real-time data processing capability has proved very popular with clients. "The ability to provide high quality preliminary deliverables (including interpreted seabed charts and seismic profiles) on board the vessel while the survey is progressing creates confidence in the quality of the data collected. Furthermore, this provides the opportunity to modify or extend the survey programme in response to the findings while the vessel is still on site, with obvious operational and cost advantages."
iXSea recently undertook a major redevelopment of its DELPH geophysical software suite based on a thorough reappraisal of users' needs. By stepping away from the existing products, the company has achieved advances in several areas that have resulted in not only improved image quality but also an all-together faster, easier-to-use and more versatile tool.
David Cunningham, iXBlue UK general manager, says: "It is gratifying, after all the work we have done, that DELPH Seismic and Sonar have found favour with EGS, a leading company with a long standing record and reputation in the marine survey business. This is the first time EGS has turned to iXBlue, and we are delighted that our relationship has started out on such a sure footing."