AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) will provide 3 Metre oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoys to Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro S/A (Petrobras).

September 11, 2007

AXYS has won a competitive contract from Petrobras for the supply of four 3 Metre oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoys. The buoys will be deployed with AXYS Field Service Specialist assistance and will support Petrobras’ 2008 offshore oil & gas exploration activities in 500m of water.

The AXYS 3 Metre buoy is a rugged, deep ocean platform, featuring all-aluminum construction for a long life expectancy.  The solar-powered 3m is outfitted with a variety of sensors, including waves, currents, wind speed & direction, temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure.

Data from the sensors is collected by AXYS’ proprietary WatchMan500™ data acquisition system and transmitted to a shore station by Inmarsat C satellite telemetry. Authorized Petrobras users can access buoy data from their office, while AXYS’ Data Management System (DMS) permits remote control & configuration of the entire buoy network, down to the individual sensor level.

Petrobras was established in 1953 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.  As an integrated company, Petrobras performs in oil and oil byproduct exploration, production, refining, marketing and transportation – both in Brazil and beyond. For further information please visit:


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