Wednesday, September 19, 2007
C&C AUV surfaces in Caspian
12 September 2007 - Upstream OnLine - Louisiana-based C&C Technologies has wrapped up a seabed survey using its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for UK supermajor BP in the Caspian Sea, it said today. C& C said it had finished the survey of 5500 kilometres of seabed data in water depths between 100 and 700 metres in July. The company said it used its C-Surveyor II unit on the project, deployed from the survey vessel Neftegaz 64. The equipment was flown to the region aboard a specially chartered Antonov transport to allow the project to keep to schedule. The C-Surveyor II cruises untethered underwater for up to two days at a time, surveying the seabed and sending information back to the survey ship by acoustic link.