Abstract

Offshore drilling and constructions require exact knowledge of the geophysical properties of the seabed and sub-seabed, as unexpected objects can slow down or halt projects. This book presents the state-of-the-art in acoustic exploration of the seabed and sub-seabed, from initial designs in the 1980s to commercial contracting and operation of the Acoustic Corer™ in the last decade. The Acoustic Corer™ is a high-definition commercial acoustic sub-bottom imaging system, producing an “acoustic core” within which sub-seabed sedimentary characteristics and discrete buried objects larger than 0.5 m can be identified and mapped. It makes use of the innovative JYG-cross design, inspired by seismic reflection and uses Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) multi-angle scattering in and within the seabed to deliver unprecedented imagery. This book was written by the inventor of these concepts, a known specialist in seabed acoustics, with help from an experienced academic and author. It is intended first and foremost as a “how-to” guide for offshore industries looking at techniques to make the installation of different types of structures safe and efficient.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages108
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-02579-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02578-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Briefs
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2196-1212

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Offshore drilling
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drilling
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Keywords

  • acoustics
  • seismics
  • seabed imaging
  • sub-seabed measurements
  • profiling
  • geophysics
  • soil properties
  • offshore engineering
  • site investigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Instrumentation
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Ocean Engineering

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Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds. / Guigné, Jacques; Blondel, Philippe.

1st ed. Springer, 2017. 108 p. (Springer Briefs).

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Guigné J, Blondel P. Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds. 1st ed. Springer, 2017. 108 p. (Springer Briefs). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02579-7
Guigné, Jacques ; Blondel, Philippe. / Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds. 1st ed. Springer, 2017. 108 p. (Springer Briefs).
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