Oil & Gas


The oil & gas industry sector is one of the biggest industrial segments in the world and it is highly reliant on innovative technology for its continued success.  This industry covers diverse sectors such as exploration, extraction, refining, transportation and the environment. HYPACK is the most commonly used hydrographic and marine geophysical surveys, and can be used extensively in the various phases involved in the development and commissioning of oil and gas projects.


Offshore oil & gas exploration involves extensive and complex geophysical surveys and HYPACK can be used for vessel & sensor positioning together with the acquisition of datasets such as magnetics.  Well site surveys are conducted prior to drilling to identify potential geohazards and ground conditions which might affect the safety of the drilling program.  HYPACK can be used to acquire and process all the geophysical & hydrographic datasets required for these well site surveys.


During the development of the oil and gas field, HYPACK can handle all the positioning requirements required for rig moves, multiple vessel positioning and the USBL/LBL positioning of underwater vehicles such as ROVs. 


The refining phase involves the construction of onshore or floating plants to process the petroleum products for market.  The HYPACK Payload can be used to accurately map the construction activities of the refining plant to produce a daily as-built record for the design/construction engineers and the client.  This is extremely valuable for assessing the progress of the construction project.


This segment involves the routing and construction of pipelines from the well sites to the shore or floating plant; and the development of harbors or jetties to support tankers, supply and service vessels.  In this area, HYPACK is used to map the seabed for safe pipeline routing and the surveying of the as-built pipelines.  It is extensively used to undertake the hydrographic and geophysical surveys for the engineering design and construction of suitable harbors and for accurately charting the seabed for the safe navigation passage of tankers, supply and service vessels. 


HYPACK can acquire a variety of marine and coastal data which are used for environmental impact assessments or monitoring of critical habitats.  Examples of this would be sea grass or coral reef mapping using multibeam and side scan sonars, and the HYPACK Payload for shoreline change assessments or oil spill monitoring.