Marine Acquisition Using Wave Gliders: A Field Feasibility Test
N. Moldoveanu, A. Salama, O. Lien, E. Muyzert, S. Pai and D. Monk
Event name: 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014
Session: Seismic Acquisition II
Publication date: 16 June 2014
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In the summer of 2013 a field test was conducted in the Gulf of Mexico to acquire seismic data during an ocean bottom node (OBN) survey using unmanned water vehicles, or wave gliders, towing a miniature streamer. The wave gliders use wave energy to move in the water and could be programmed to follow a certain path or to hold station. We present the results of this test and compare the seismic data acquired with the wave gliders and OBN.