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Positioning and Mapping at Sea

Course ID: t76

Illustrates requirements and methods of navigation and positioning in marine seismic operations. Gives the land surveyor's nautical counterpart the necessary background to make required measurements, computations and compensations. Illustrates steering ship on a planned line, relating line to previous surveys, and ensuring that a drilling rig can return to optimal location.

Total Number of Subtopics: 12

  • Introduction to Positioning and Mapping at Sea
  • Towed Streamer Acquisition
  • Satellite Positioning Systems
  • Secondary Positioning Systems
  • Positioning Systems Calibration
  • Definitions Controls and Checks
  • Navigation Data
  • Navigation QC and Reporting
  • Additional Exploration Positioning Requirements
  • New Developments
  • Supplemental Information
  • Positioning and Mapping at Sea: References and Additional Information
Estimated Time: 4 hours 20 minutes on a full time basis