This seismic streamer used for geophysical exploration of oil and gas has become rapidly fouled, increasing weight and causing equipment failure.

This streamer is heavily fouled with goose barnacles. CSIRO is investigating novel methods to control biofouling using surface-based technologies.

New technologies to reduce biofouling

Wealth from Oceans Flagship is conducting advanced research to develop new solutions to biofouling problems for the petroleum industry. (2 pages)

  • 22 May 2008