NCS Subsea Purchases Geometrics P-Cable Ultra-High-Resolution 3D Seismic Acquisition System

Feb 21, 2014 | Posted in News

Geometrics, Inc., a provider of geophysical data acquisition equipment, today announced that NCS SubSea, a provider of marine navigation and geoscience services, has purchased a P-Cable 3D ultra-high-resolution seismic acquisition system.

P-Cable System

P-Cable Photo Courtesy of Fugro West Inc.

The P-Cable was chosen by NCS SubSea as the ideal technology for their SAFE-BAND project in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary objective of the SAFE-BAND multi-client project is to image safety-related geohazards, such as shallow gas, faults, and shallow-water flows, on a regional scale at unprecedented resolution. In addition, the SAFE-BAND data will provide excellent illumination of seafloor geomorphology, paleobathymetric features, fluid migration features, and shallow producing horizons. These data will deliver a new level of informational detail for drilling and development planners, and also provide additional information for exploration teams. NCS SubSea’s partners in the SAFE-BAND venture are Geotrace and Spec Partners.

“It is our conviction that this technique, and the subsequent data generated, will unambiguously improve geoscientists’ ability to accurately identify, delineate and characterize geohazards in the Gulf of Mexico.” – Dr. Brian Brookshire, VP – Applied Sciences, NCS SubSea

“We are very pleased to see the P-Cable gaining traction in the commercial oil and gas market. We have always believed that identification and delineation of marine geohazards can be vastly improved using the P-Cable technology, reducing to the greatest possible degree the risk of geohazard-related accidents that threaten not only the environment, but human lives and livelihoods.” – Craig Lippus, VP – Seismic Division, Geometrics

Geometrics is a division of OYO Corporation and headquartered in San Jose, CA. The company is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of land, marine and airborne geophysical hardware, sensors and software, covering seismic, magnetic, and electromagnetic technologies. Founded in 1969, Geometrics began operations developing innovative magnetometers and now has representatives worldwide in over 50 countries. With over 40 years of field experience and extensive knowledge, Geometrics' staff of engineers and technicians has worked with universities, research institutions, government agencies and exploration companies to provide solutions to all kinds of geophysical and geotechnical exploration needs. For more information visit or

NCS Subsea, Inc. is a marine survey company historically specializing in custom navigation and positioning solutions for transition zone and streamer seismic operations. NCS SubSea is also an emerging entity in ultra-high-resolution 3D seismic data acquisition and related geoscience applications. NCS SubSea was acquired by OYO USA last year and is based in Stafford, Texas. It has conducted operations in over 30 countries worldwide since its inception in 2005. For more information, visit

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