Shearwater GeoServices, the seismic joint venture between GC Rieber Shipping and Rasmussengruppen, has been awarded a contract to acquire 3D seismic data for Genel Energy in the Sidi Moussa license offshore Morocco.
The survey will include dual, FlexiSource and multi-azimuth shooting, for appraisal and exploration targets. The program is scheduled to start in the third quarter and is expected to take 3-4 months, and the volume of data acquired will be the equivalent to more than 3,500 sq km.
“We are excited to work for Genel in Morocco where our vessels and crews have worked before. When also adding the award from the undisclosed client – and the recent award from TGS in the North Sea – our backlog has increased significantly and we have expanded our client list. We see these awards as another confirmation of the attractiveness of the Shearwater’s fleet and our offering. The seismic market shows signs of strengthening, and we expect this to materialise into more awards in the time to come”, said Irene Basili, CEO of Shearwater.
Additionally, the company has been awarded a five months contract by an undisclosed client engaged in West Africa.