Shearwater GeoServices, a joint venture between GC Rieber and Rasmussengruppen, has been awarded 3D surveys in the Mediterranean and South East Asia.
The surveys are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter 2018, and the Mediterranean survey will take approximately two months and the South East Asia survey five months.
The new contracts will add seven vessel months to the company’s current backlog.
“We are pleased to be awarded these surveys firming up the backlog over the 2018/19 winter season, after we have seen utilization of 85% and transit of 15% for the first three quarters of 2018”, said Irene Waage Basili, Shearwater CEO.
The survey in the Mediterranean area will utilise the survey vessel Polar Empress while the contract in South East Asia will be conducted by the Polar Duchess.
Shearwater GeoServices currently runs a fleet of four modern seismic vessels.