Norwegian marine geophysical services provider Shearwater GeoServices Holding has been awarded a seismic and depth processing contract by Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortakligi (TPAO) for a project in the Turkish Black Sea
The TPAO contract builds on increasing marine seismic activity work for Shearwater GeoServices. GC Rieber Shipping said Shearwater GeoServices has a confirmed backlog of more than 26 vessel-months in Q3 and Q4 of 2019, when reporting its Q2 2019 financials.
Shearwater GeoServices, owned by Rasmussengruppen AS, GC Rieber Shipping and Schlumberger, reports that the survey covers an area of 6,200 km2 and includes fast-tracking processing, followed by full time and depth processing. The four-month project starts in Q3 2019 and will be conducted by Polar Empress immediately after it completes work in the North Sea.
An advanced seismic vessel with 22-streamer capability, Polar Empress is jointly owned by Shearwater GeoServices and GC Rieber Shipping. Built in 2015 by Kleven Myklebust, Polar Empress has a 275-tonne bollard pull, with an overall length of 112.6 m, beam of 21.5 m and accommodation for 70.
Shearwater GeoServices chief executive Irene Waage Basili said, “We look forward to returning to the Turkish Black Sea for this 14-streamer survey following strong execution and high productivity on the previous survey and processing contract for TPAO.”