Shearwater GeoServices awarded four North Sea seismic contracts

Shearwater GeoServices, the Norwegian seismic JV between GC Rieber and Rasmussengruppen, has been awarded four ocean bottom seismic (OBS) surveys in the North Sea.

Aker BP has awarded Shearwater a multi-year OBS contract, with the initial three surveys to be conducted at the Frosk, Ivar Aasen and Valhall fields. The first survey is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of this year, and the three surveys are estimated to take around four months.

Equinor has awarded the company an OBS survey at Gullfaks field in Norway, with work commencing in the third quarter of 2019 and estimated to take one month.

Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices, commented: “We are excited to be chosen by two major petroleum exploration and production (E&P) companies to execute these surveys and leverage our proprietary OBS acquisition system, state-of-the-art vessels and experienced crews.

“These awards secure backlog for the full North Sea summer season for two of our OBS vessel platforms and cementing our strong position in the OBS market. We are pleased to see strategically important customers acknowledge this position by awarding additional projects for follow-on seasons.”

Two vessels will be used for the contracts, multi-purpose vessels WG Tasman and WG Cook.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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