Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) named its second vessel in the Ramform Titan class as Ramform Atlas at a naming ceremony in Nagasaki, Japan. The ceremony took place at the MHI yard in Nagasaki. The vessel will typically tow a network of several hundred thousand recording sensors over an area greater than 12km2.
The 24-streamer Ramform Titan-class vessel is among the most powerful and efficient marine seismic acquisition vessels, and the widest ship at the waterline. Ramform Atlas is the second of four such vessels to be built in Japan. Her sister ship, the Ramform Titan, has been operating very successfully since its delivery in April 2013.
The Ramform Titan-class sets the new standard for seismic operations for the next 20 years. Ramform Atlas provides living and working environment for up to 80 crewmembers, with 60 single cabins, and 10 twin cabins for visitors, all with separate bathrooms. Ramform Atlas is equipped with 24 reels with capacity for 12km streamers, which give her tremendous flexibility and redundancy for high capacity operations. She carries over 6000 tons of fuel and equipment. She will typically tow a network of several hundred thousand recording sensors over an area greater than 12 km2.