Ulstein has designed a new seismic research vessel for the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).

The 92-meter long and 21-meter wide vessel will be constructed at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction in South Korea.

According to Ulstein, the SX134 design research vessel will be able to carry out operations of seismic streamer cables, seismic bottom nodes, seismic high-resolution seafloor mapping, seafloor survey and sediment sampling.

It will include a 3D/4D seismic 8-streamer system, high resolution 2D/3D seismic P-cable system, a multicomponent OBN acquisition system, a marine gravity and magnetic system, multibeam and single beam echo sounders and auxiliary equipment for in sea acoustic sounding systems.

Furthermore, the vessel incorporates a deep-sea chirp sub-bottom profiler, an acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP), and a high-profile underwater positioning system.

Up to 30 researchers and a crew of up to 20 persons can be accommodated onboard the new vessel.

Source: Offshore Energy