HOUMA, Louisiana, October 23, 2017 — Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC (Okeanus) announced today that it has recently upgraded its Nortek Signature55 ADCP System and purchased the software necessary for it to be able to be deployed from a vessel or stationary platforms while allowing the data to be read in real-time. This upgrade was in response to a need presented to Okeanus by one of its clients operating in the US sector of the Gulf of Mexico.
Okeanus worked with Nortek, who designs and manufactures the Signature55, along with Automasjon og Data (A&D) who developed the DADAS software which allows the ADCP to read the profiling data in real-time.
“We are pleased to see that our Signature55 has gained acceptance within the oil and gas industry as a reliable long-range ADCP. The instrument provides low lifetime ownership cost, and was built to meet stringent requirements set out by the US federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM),” says Atle Lohrmann, CEO of Norwegian tech firm Nortek.
“This upgrade is another example of Okeanus’ commitment to innovation, and our commitment to providing our customers with the most technologically advanced equipment available”, says Benton LeBlanc, president of Okeanus.
“Our interest is in supporting our customers’ initiatives by deploying capital into cutting edge technology that will make them more efficient and competitive in the oceanographic marketplace. Through lease or sale, we can provide our customers with turnkey solutions that will help them to get the job done”, LeBlanc adds.
This new and upgraded system will be on display at the 2017 MTS BBQ being held on October 26th, 2017 at Seanic Ocean Systems in Houston, TX.
Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, founded in 2013 as a rental company with a specific focus on marine science, has worked with many of its customers to develop fit-for-purpose solutions when presented with needs where an “off the shelf” product wouldn’t get the job done. Okeanus has since acquired the assets of Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. and DT Marine Products, Inc., allowing it the capability to provide launch and recovery systems (LARS), along with oceanographic winches and other handling equipment well suited for the marine environment.
Nortek is a scientific instrumentation company that develops and distributes water velocity instruments. Their products are based on the acoustic Doppler principle and span from single-point turbulence sensors to long-range current profilers. Nortek support staff was on the vessel for the commissioning of this system, while also providing round-the-clock support while the survey was taking place.
Automasjon og Data is a Norway-based company specializing in instrumentation and software for collection of meteorological and oceanographic data. A&D is one of the leading companies for building and installing environmental monitoring systems for offshore platforms with several hundred systems in operation on offshore rigs worldwide.