UK firm awarded £10 million industry investment to develop autonomous survey capability

UK-based Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS) has secured a collective £10 million (US$12.94 million) investment from energy technology and investment companies BP Ventures, Woodside Energy, and Blue Ocean Monitoring.

The investment will be deployed to continue the development of a fully integrated system which uses long-endurance self-repositioning autonomous underwater nodes to conduct offshore seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration and reservoir optimisation, whilst also identifying and monitoring carbon storage opportunities under the seabed.

The technology is being designed to be fully containerised, scalable, and modular, allowing for deployment to survey locations across the globe. It will be fitted on a new type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) currently being developed by BOSS.

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