[SatNews] Now Chinese vessels can transmit seismic data from every continent...
The new advanced vessels from BGP need new technology and high capacity VSAT Communication Chinese National Petroleum Cooperation subsidiary, BGP has named Marlink as its supplier of high quality and high capacity VSAT satellite communications for its fleet of advanced seismic vessels.
The latest vessel to join the fleet is the 100m ‘BGP Prospector’ recently delivered from a leading Korean shipyard and equipped with Marlink's Sealink™ C-Band, SCPC VSAT. The BGP Prospector has a1 MB full duplex and dedicated satellite communication service to support a range of applications on board.
BGP operates seismic vessels on a global basis to provide its customers with marine seismic data acquisition. The company’s fleet is able to acquire high-quality 2D, 3D, 4D, and OBC Marine Seismic Data using the latest, state-of-the-art technology. The vessels are operating in the Gulf of Mexico, South America, West Africa, the North Sea, the Red Sea, the Bay of Bengal and South-East Asia. BGP has a long term strategy in developing new technology to improve both acquisition and processing of seismic data and reliable connectivity is crucial to supporting this commitment.
Gunnar Valle, Director for Marlink in Asia commented, “Our long term relationship with BGP is testament to our position as the premier provider of high quality and cost effective services, backed by local customer support and a commitment to our important region. Marlink has a dedicated sales and service team based in Singapore which is likely to expand further in support of our growing customer base in Asia. By offering a comprehensive portfolio of both VSAT on MSS solutions, Marlink is able to satisfy any customer requirement for connectivity by customizing a service package to satisfy specific vessel needs.”