Beneath the Subsurface

A History of Seep Science and Multibeam for Exploration Today

Season 1 : Episode 4

EPISODE SUMMARY

In this episode of Beneath the Subsurface we turn back time with Daniel Orange, our ONE Partner for multibeam technology and seafloor mapping - and incredible storyteller - and Duncan Bate, our Director of Project Development in the Gulf of Mexico and Geosciences. Dan takes Duncan and Erica on an expansive journey through time to meet a special variety of archea that dwell in the impossible oases surrounding sea bottom vents. We also explore the relatively recent discoveries in geoscience leading to seafloor mapping and how seep hunting offshore can enrich the exploration process today.

EPISODE NOTES

In this episode of Beneath the Subsurface we turn back time with Daniel Orange, our ONE Partner for multibeam technology and seafloor mapping - and incredible storyteller - and Duncan Bate, our Director of Project Development in the Gulf of Mexico and Geosciences. Dan takes Duncan and Erica on an expansive journey through time to meet a special variety of archea that dwell in the impossible oases surrounding sea bottom vents. We also explore the relatively recent discoveries in geoscience leading to seafloor mapping and how seep hunting offshore can enrich the exploration process today.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
00:00 - Intro
03:35 - What is a seep?
09:06 - The impossible oasis
11:45 - Chemotrophic life
24:15 - Finding seeps
26:51 - The invention of multibeam technology
30:11 - Seep hunting with multibeam
32:48 - Seismic vs. multibeam
34:43 - Acquiring multibeam surveys
44:32 - The importance of navigation
46:20 - Water column anomalies
49:12 - Seeps sampling and exploration
56:23 - Multibeam targets
59:12 - Multibeam strategy
1:03:11 - Reservoir content
1:06:44 - A piece of the puzzle
1:10:21 - Conclusion

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