Marine seismic survey company Polarcus has set a record with building the largest moving object on earth. As reported by World Oil, it is a giant spread with special sensors, designed to carry out 3D seismic exploration of sea floor.
The in-sea configuration will be towed by Polarcus Amani, which is tasked to carry out a 3D seismic exploration works offshore Myanmar. The spread measures 1.8km wide and contains 10 streamers separated by 200m.
This colossal seismic exploration structure is capable of scanning a total area of 17.6 square kilometers of sea floor simultaneously. It is the largest seismic spread ever towed by a single vessel and the largest man-made moving object on earth.
As the result, a new survey speed record could be set as such configuration can examine up to 190 square kilometers of sea floor per day.
At the same time, Polarcus has announced that the use of the new equipment will not affect the cost of seismic services offered by the company.
Polarcus Amani is a purpose-built seismic vessel with an ice-rated hull, and it is the largest vessel in the company’s fleet with a length of 92m, a beam of 21m, and a maximum speed of 15 knots.
Polarcus specializes in streamer seismic surveys and has a fleet of modern 3D seismic vessels. Polarcus, with over 500 employees, is a contractor for seismic exploration and non-exclusive projects implementation all over the world. The company’s headquarters are located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.