Ramform vessel construction made news last week as marine geophysical survey specialists Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) announced they had kept, but extended, their option with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for two more of their 5-G Titan-class ‘Ramform’ seismic research vessels to add to the pair presently under construction by the Japanese shipbuilders for 2013 delivery.
Seismic Survey Vessel 'Titan-class' Ramform: Image credit: PGS
Once seen, never forgotten, eight instantly recognizable Ramform vessels are currently operating globally (seven of them owned and operated by PGS). Ships built with an unusually broad after-deck to handle the deep tow of multiple arrays of equipment used to detect and signal back 3D pictures of untapped reservoirs of hydrocarbon fuels. What’s going to be different about the new Titan-class Ramforms?
PGS’s Next-generation Ramform ShipsThe unique hull shape of the Ramform Class vessels was originally drawn from Marjata, a spe... [More]