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Title:
MULTIWING SURFACE FREE TOWING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/114865
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A technique for seismic surveying is presented in which a towed array, marine seismic spread, includes a plurality of streamers and a deflector system. The deflector system laterally spreads the seismic streamers, wherein at least one streamer in the spread is deflected using more than one deflector attached to the tow cable or streamer, and where the deflectors are not connected to a float on the sea surface. Other aspects of the technique include methods for towing such a spread and for controlling such a spread. Still other aspects include computing resources which may be used to perform the methods.

Inventors:
TOENNESSEN, Rune (Tuengen Alle 19 B, Oslo, Oslo, NO)
Application Number:
US2010/029296
Publication Date:
January 13, 2011
Filing Date:
March 31, 2010
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Assignee:
GECO TECHNOLOGY B.V. (Gevers Deynootweg 61, BJ S Gravenhage, Gravenhage, NL)
SCHLUMBERGER CANADA LIMITED (525 - 3rd Avenue S.W, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G4, 0G4, CA)
WESTERNGECO L.L.C. (10001 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX, 77042, US)
TOENNESSEN, Rune (Tuengen Alle 19 B, Oslo, Oslo, NO)
International Classes:
G01V1/38; B63B21/66; B63B39/06; G01V1/16
Foreign References:
US20070019504A12007-01-25
US7162967B22007-01-16
US20060215489A12006-09-28
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WELLS, Richard (WesternGeco L.L.C, 10001 Richmond AvenueHouston, TX, 77042, US)
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