Ramform Atlas

Ramform Atlas, launched 2014, can tow virtually any acquisition design. She takes safety, quality and productivity to a new level. For clients that can mean completing an exploration program safely in one season, where other vessels might need two. The 70m back deck houses the industry's largest seismic spread and two stern-launched workboats.

Ramform Atlas

Power, tow-density, and redundancy are the keys to maximizing high-quality seismic data production. Our Titan-class Ramforms deliver all of them. Three variable pitch propellers provide 1.8 Megawatts of power, more than sufficient to tow her enormous spread of multisensor recording equipment. The propulsion system permits full operations with just two propellers, and just one of the fully-separated, dual engine rooms. Two stern-launched work boats permit streamer maintenance also in marginal weather. Maintenance can increasingly be carried out at sea without impairing operations.

The Titan class has 24 streamer reels, 16 abreast with a further 8 in a second row, and 22 tow points. The back deck layout is augmented by six independent source array handling booms. Together these enable faster deployment and recovery, with increased flexibility and safety, which make it possible to fully utilize the operational weather window. Steerable sources and streamers, combined with automated gear-handling systems increase flexibility and efficiency. 

This vessel is designed to take full advantage of our GeoStreamer® technology. In normal operating mode, Ramform Atlas is equipped with 16 streamers, though she is capable of towing 24 streamers if required.


Vessel Specifications  
Owner: PGS Maritime operator: PGS
Flag: Bahamas Port of registry: Nassau
Builder: MHI, Nagasaki, Japan, 2013 Vessel classification: DNV
Length: 104.2 m Width: 70 m
Streamers: Up to 24 Draft: 6.4 m