Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a major Ocean Bottom Seismic deepwater ROV project by TGS and partner in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S.
The contract will be Shearwater’s first OBS ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) survey.
“Shearwater has an extensive track record of innovation and commercial success in Ocean Bottom Seismic. By adding deepwater OBS ROV operations we are now the only company able to offer a complete portfolio of Towed Streamer and Ocean Bottom Seismic marine acquisition and processing geophysical services,” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.
Two Shearwater vessels, the SW Diamond and SW Emerald, will be used for the project, equipped with three high-capacity sources each composed of three sub-arrays. This investment in a new source configuration will allow two source vessels to be used instead of three for the survey, with a consequent increase in efficiency and reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions.
The survey will commence in the second quarter of 2020 and is set to be completed over four months.