MOL Norge and Innovasjon Norge engage in the further development of the OCTIO DrillWatch technology

MOL Norge has decided to deploy OCTIO DrillWatch technology for the upcoming exploration well 2/9-6 S in the PL617 block. DrillWatch has the potential to improve operational efficiency and safety for MOL Norge. With look-ahead measurements, DrillWatch can significantly reduce depth uncertainty of formation reflections ahead of the bit. The project has been made possible through funding from Innovasjon Norge. “The OCTIO team thanks MOL

OCTIO Gravitude kicks off the 4D gravimetry survey of the Midgard and Aasta Hansteen fields

OCTIO Gravitude has recently kicked off the offshore surveys that will acquire seabed gravity and subsidence data over the Midgard and Aasta Hansteen fields. The operation started July 1st, with the mobilization of OCTIO Gravitude’s equipment on the Subsea Havila vessel in Haugesund (Norway), and is expected to last for three weeks. Equinor uses 4D gravity and subsidence data to increase recovery rates and manage

OCTIO secures a maintenance contract extension with Equinor for WellWatch system on Oseberg C

OCTIO has secured a one-year contract extension with Equinor to provide maintenance services for the WellWatch system on the Oseberg C platform. OCTIO deployed the WellWatch seismic cable on the seabed, and Equinor utilizes the data acquired for continuous monitoring of an injector well for the cuttings waste injection program. This monitoring ensures caprock integrity while maximizing injection rates. The benefits of a robust surveillance

OCTIO Gravitude awarded gravimetry survey for the Ormen Lange field

OCTIO Gravitude will survey the Ormen Lange field during summer 2020. Ormen Lange is the second-largest gas field in Norway and has been in production since 2007. The operation is expected to last for four weeks and will produce measurements of water depth and gravitational field at the seabed above the gas reservoir. Seabed gravimetry and subsidence measurements have been acquired every second year at

Secure high recovery rates under challenging oil prices with gWatch

“In some fields, ocean bottom gravity and subsidence measurements are working better than seismic surveys at a fraction of the cost when it comes to reservoir monitoring,” said Hugo Ruiz, Vice President G&G at the Bergen-based company OCTIO Gravitude AS. Ruiz spoke at The Biennial Geophysical seminar 2020 hosted by Norsk Petroleumsforening (NPF). Read the full text at .    

Superior well navigation and geo-steering with OCTIO DrillWatch

Offshore drilling is a costly and complex operation.  In order to successfully achieve well-objectives and ensure maximum value from production, operators must make timely and informed decisions throughout the drilling process.   With OCTIO DrillWatch, operators can avoid costly interruptions and avoid previously unforeseen hazards through improved navigation of the drill bit.  While existing methods for tracking the drill-bit during drilling suffer from uncertainties that increase

OCTIO to unveil seismic-while-drilling look-ahead results at the SEG Annual Meeting

Drilling operations are planned based on seismic data and reservoir models. But even when best possible data are available, faults can remain unresolved and hazardous features like karst cavities can come as a surprise. The navigation of the drill bit with respect to the reservoir itself can sometimes remind of a walk in the fog, due to uncertainties in the velocity model. OCTIO’s DrillWatch technology

Gravitude’s new technology boosts the quality of 4D OBN seismic

Gravitude’s DepthWatch technology is used to determine relative seafloor depths with extreme accuracy. Thanks to recent developments that make the instrumentation even more precise and compact, DepthWatch is now available as a service for ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic campaigns. The development will be presented by Paul Hatchell (Shell) at the forthcoming SEG Conference (see the abstract here). 4D OBN surveys are performed periodically over


OCTIO Gravitude obtains unprecedented data quality at the Snøhvit, Albatross and Askeladd fields

OCTIO Gravitude has surveyed this summer the Snøhvit, Albatross and Askeladd gas fields, operated by Equinor Energy AS. The survey featured the gWatch technology, the new generation of seabed gravity and subsidence instrumentation. The operation lasted for less than three weeks and was performed very efficiently and with no HSE incidents. In this type of surveys, the quality of both gravity and seafloor depth data

OCTIO to present new and exciting developments at SEG 2019

Don’t miss this opportunity to get updated about recent developments in OCTIO’s technologies: DrillWatch: real-time decision support during drilling operations using a portable seabed seismic system Applications: improved geo-steering, depth control, well integrity and look-ahead gWatch: 4D gravity at the seafloor as an alternative to seismic at 10% of cost Applications: map mass redistribution in the reservoir, map reservoir depletion, quantify aquifer influx, identify compartments DepthWatch: